Carroll scored 22 points, Allen Crabbe had 20, and Russell and Jarrett Allen had 15 points apiece for Brooklyn.
Nets: Russell missed his first six shots and didn’t score until 7 1/2 minutes remained in the third quarter. … Allen had dunks on three consecutive possessions in the first quarter, including a soaring one-hander. … Jahlil Okafor remained out because of an illness but is hopeful of playing Sunday in Los Angeles.
Kings: Garrett Temple returned after sitting out the previous two games with a back injury. … Zach Randolph did not play for the second time in three games because of coach’s decision.
MAGIC: Orlando shot 76.2 percent (16 of 21) in the first quarter, including five of seven on 3-pointers and still trailed 42-37. . The Magic have given up an average of 113.2 during the seven-game losing streak. . Marreese Speights returned after missing two games for personal reasons. He did not play.
The New Orleans Pelicans took advantage of yet another Spurs injury to tighten the Western Conference playoff race even further.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and New Orleans rallied in the final two minutes to beat San Antonio 121-116 on Wednesday night, adding to the Spurs’ misery after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to an injury in the first half.
“We had that a little bit down the stretch today, we felt sorry (for ourselves),” San Antonio veteran Manu Ginobili said. “We said OK, we are missing a lot of guys and we stopped executing when we needed it the most.”
New Orleans overcame a 15-point deficit and won its seventh straight to move within a half-game of San Antonio, which dropped a game behind Minnesota for third in the West.
“We just kept battling,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “We weren’t playing Cheap Knicks Jerseys the greatest. I thought we were kind of a half a step slow in everything we were doing and they were attacking us. We were having trouble controlling the dribble penetration but we just kept plugging Cheap Jerseys Zoom away and plugging away.”