Pelicans hold off Wizards, 93-89 at Rupp Arena

Anthony Davis scored 16 points and blocked Bradley Beal’s

game-tying drive attempt with 11.9 seconds left to help the New

Orleans Pelicans remain unbeaten with a 93-89 exhibition victory

over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

Playing before 14,980 happy to welcome the Kentucky product back

to Rupp Arena, Davis contributed a couple of key fourth-quarter

baskets that helped the Pelicans (6-0) rally from a 72-66 deficit.

He finished with four rebounds and two blocks.

Jrue Holiday had 19 points to lead four New Orleans players in

double figures. Eric Gordon added 16 points and Anthony Morrow 15

on a night the Pelicans shot 41.5 percent and committed 24

turnovers.

Beal scored 13 of his 30 points in the third period for the

Wizards (1-4) and was hoping to force overtime when Davis denied

his attempted layup. John Wall, another former Wildcat, added 16

points and Al Harrington 13 for Washington.