WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, helping the Washington Wizards beat Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 109-89 on Tuesday night.
Marcin Gortat had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, which pulled away in the second half of its season-high fourth straight home win. Jared Dudley scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and helped hold Davis in check after his monster game at Detroit.
Wall was 5 for 17 from the field in his second triple-double of the season and fifth of his career. He also had two steals in 31 1/2 minutes.
Davis grabbed 20 more rebounds, but was held to just nine points on 3-for-9 shooting. The All-Star forward had 59 points and 20 rebounds in a 111-106 victory against the Pistons on Sunday.
Jrue Holiday had 20 points and seven assists for New Orleans, which had won four of five to remain on the fringe of the Western Conference playoff hunt. Ryan Anderson scored 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting.
Leading 54-51, the Wizards opened the third quarter with a 14-0 run.
Dudley hit a 3-pointer, fed Gortat for a layup and nailed another 3 from the wing on consecutive trips.
Three possessions later, Dudley struck again for his sixth 3. The crowd let out a collective groan when he missed from beyond the arc on the Wizards’ next trip, but Otto Porter rebounded and fed Wall, whose 3-pointer from the top of the key made it 68-51.
New Orleans was without starting center Omer Asik, who sprained his ankle Saturday against the Pistons.
HE COULD HAVE SCORED MORE
Coach Alvin Gentry was asked before the game what he liked best about Davis’ 59-point effort on Sunday.
“He’s still too doggone unselfish, to be honest with you, sometimes,” a chuckling Gentry said. “I said `I’m going to have to tell you, these games don’t come along all the time, and you’ve got to take full advantage of them when they do.’ But that’s just who he is.”
Pelicans: Gentry said Asik will miss about two weeks. Alexis Ajinca started in place of Asik. . It was the first time this season Davis played over 20 minutes and didn’t score in double figures.
Wizards: G Gary Neal (sore right leg) was a late scratch and missed his sixth straight game.
Pelicans: Host Oklahoma on Thursday.
Wizards: At Chicago on Wednesday.