Pelicans blowout Lakers amid chorus of boos

169
Pelicans blowout Lakers

CJ McCollum, Jonas Valanciunas, and Brandon Ingram guided New Orleans Pelicans to a blowout 123-95 win over the reeling Los Angeles Lakers amid a chorus of boos from the home fans for much of the second half.

McCollum had his sixth straight 20-point game since joining the Pelicans which included nine points in the third quarter when New Orleans went on a 26-7 run to put the game away.

Valanciunas also had 10 rebounds along with 19 points for his 37th double-double of the season while Ingram contributed eight assists and 19 points.

James led the Lakers in scoring with 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 16 but the pair also committed 14 of the Lakers’ 23 turnovers.

Los Angeles has failed to win either of their two games since the all-star break and has dropped five of its last six to fall to season-worst six games under .500 at 27-33.

The 28-point margin of victory is the largest in franchise history by the Pelicans over the Lakers in the NBA, surpassing their 139-117 win in 2018.

New Orleans has won five straight road games, marking the fifth time that has happened since the team moved from Charlotte in 2002. The longest streak is eight in 2007-08.

Previous articleSupreme Court to hear Vawda’s plea against lifetime disqualification
Next articlePM Imran Khan to address nation today