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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Hawks had won a franchise-record 19 in a row until Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pelicans past Atlanta 115-100 at New Orleans. Eric Gordon scored 20 points for the Pelicans, while Tyreke (TY'-reek) Evans scored 15 points and had 12 assists to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games. Jeff Teague (teeg) had a team-high 21 points for the Hawks, who fell behind by double digits in the first quarter and failed to tie it.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers earned their 11th consecutive victory by slogging their way through a 97-84 decision over Philadelphia. LeBron James finished with 18 points and 11 assists for the Cavaliers, who led by just four entering the final period. The winning streak is Cleveland's longest since reeling off a franchise-record 13 in a row in 2010.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers are back on track after their season-opening 19-game winning streak was stopped by Duke over the weekend. Malcom Brogdon scored 17 points and Justin Anderson added 16 to push the Cavs past No. 12 North Carolina 75-64. Virginia trailed by one before holding the Tar Heels to 38 percent shooting in the second half.
LAWRENCE, KS. (AP) — Wayne Selden Jr. scored 19 points of his 20 points in the second half to spark ninth-ranked Kansas to an 89-76 triumph over No. 15 Iowa State. Selden drilled four of his first five 3-pointers after intermission as the Jayhawks improved to 8-1 in the Big 12, giving them a 1 1/2-game lead in the conference. He hit two uncontested 3-pointers while scoring eight points in a 14-6 run that opened the second half.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers are within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders after a 6-3 triumph against Florida. Rick Nash scored his 30th and 31st goals to move back into a tie with Washington's Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH'-kihn) for the league lead. Dan Boyle supplied the tiebreaking goal 8:10 into the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots in the Rangers' second straight win.
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