Anthony Davis scored 45 points and pulled down ten rebounds Wednesday night, leading the New Orleans Pelicans past the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves 117-96.

It was the Pels’ fourth consecutive win.

Zach LaVine scored 26 for the Timberwolves, but Minny has now dropped three in a row.

Per the AP:

“We’re just playing great and when our crowd is into it like they were in it tonight, it gives us juice,” said Davis, who hit 17 of 27 shots that included thunderous dunks, 3-pointers and just about everything in between. “My teammates are doing a great job of just finding me and vice versa. We’re all just locked in, playing well together, clicking.”

 

“I’m amazed every time at the shots he makes. You know, he’s able to do it with double-teams and triple teams — MVP performance,” guard Tim Frazier said. “He just came out there and he led us.”

 

New Orleans led by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to its sixth victory in eight games. E’Twaun Moore added 12 points, and Tim Frazier had 11.