Davis has 45 points, leads Pelicans past Timberwolves

New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier, right, and forward Anthony Davis (23) holds up three fingers after David made a three point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. The Pelicans won in over time 121-116. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis had 45 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-96 on Wednesday night.

Terrence Jones scored 17 points for New Orleans, which trailed early in the second half before Davis scored eight points during a 13-2 run that gave the Pelicans the lead for good.

New Orleans led by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to their sixth victory in eight games. E'Twaun Moore scored 12 points, and Tim Frazier 11 for New Orleans.

Zach LaVine scored 26 for the Timberwolves, who've dropped three straight games. Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng each had 13, while Karl-Anthony Towns grabbed 11 rebounds.

Davis was 17-of-27 shooting in his third games this season with 40-plus points.