AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Anthony Davis scored a franchise-record 59 points and added 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday.
The previous club record was 50 points by Jamal Mashburn exactly 13 years earlier against the Grizzlies. Davis went 24 of 34 from the floor and made his only two 3-pointers. He added nine free throws in 10 tries.
Davis also broke the scoring record for the Palace of Auburn Hills, set by LeBron James with 48 points in an Eastern Conference finals game on June 1, 2007. The star center joined Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber as the only NBA players with 50 points and 20 rebounds in a game since 1983.
Jrue Holiday added 20 points for the Pelicans. He was the only other player to score in double figures for New Orleans.
Reggie Jackson led the Pistons with 34 points.
CAVALIERS 115, THUNDER 92
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Kevin Love scored 29 points to help the streaking Cavaliers to the road win.
Love shot 9 of 18 from the field and 11 for 12 at the free-throw line to match his second-best scoring performance of the season.
LeBron James had 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Cleveland, which earned its fifth straight victory. Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City, which lost its second straight at home coming out of the All-Star break. It was the Thunder's most lopsided defeat of the season.