Murphy scores 30 points as Pelicans beat Kings 136-104

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trey Murphy III capped his season-high 30-point performance with six 3-pointers — a pair of them from long range — and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame several missing starters to defeat the Sacramento Kings 136-104 on Sunday.

CJ McCollum scored 24 points for the Pelicans, who shot 57.1% from the field and combined to shoot 14-for-26 from 3-point range after struggling with long-range shooting during their recent 10-game losing streak. consecutive.

Willy Hernangómez of Spain had 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Naji Marshall scored 17 points for New Orleans, which had to lead by as many as 35 points in its second straight victory.

In addition to being without star Zion Williamson (right hamstring) for the 18th straight game, the Pelicans also arrived without Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas.

Ingram, who recently recovered from a sprained left big toe, had the night off after scoring 35 points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. Valanciunas did not play after leaving the game against the Lakers due to quadriceps problems.



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