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February 2, 2014

Davis stays hot, lifts Pelicans over Bulls 88-79

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis isn't saying if he feels snubbed by being left off the All-Star roster. He's making his statement on the court.

Davis continued his torrid play by scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to an 88-79 victory over Chicago on Saturday night.

He also blocked six shots, bringing his total to 21 in his past three games. For the third consecutive game he scored at least 22 points and blocked six shots. The Pelicans said he is the first player to do that since November 1990, when Patrick Ewing did it in four consecutive games for the New York Knicks.

"I'm not trying to prove anything," said Davis, who set a franchise record with at least four blocked shots in six consecutive games. "Everybody knows what I can do and what I'm capable of. Stuff happens and I can't control that."

Davis punctuated his performance with a monster jam early in the third quarter, an effort worthy of the Slam Dunk Contest that will be held as part of All-Star weekend in New Orleans. He played Saturday nursing a finger injury that kept him out of one game.

While Davis didn't want to address the All-Star game snub, Pelicans coach Monty Williams wasn't so reluctant.

"You want to be recognized as one of the best," Williams said. "When you play as well as he has, he can say what he wants. He wants it. We all know he deserves it."

Tyreke Evans added 11 points for the Pelicans, who have won four of their past five.

D.J. Augustin led the Bulls with 23 points in his return to his hometown. He was 8 of 17 from the field and handed out seven assists.

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