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NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis spent much of the final seven minutes of New Orleans game against Charlotte around the rim, cleaning up missed layups and jumpers from teammates. Cheap Giovani Bernard Jersey .He was only doing what he was told to do.Davis had 38 points and 16 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 22 points and nine assists, and the Pelicans beat the Hornets 121-116 in overtime Saturday night for their second straight win.Those guys usually make those shots but you never know, Davis said afterwards. Jrue even told me, `If Im going to the basket, just follow behind me.New Orleans (4-10), which hadnt won back-to-back games all season, overcame a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit and found unlikely bench scoring from guard Langston Galloway to keep Charlotte (8-4) from tying its best franchise start through 12 games.Galloway finished with 23 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter. Tim Frazier added 17 points and eight assists for New Orleans.He was really good and hes capable of doing that, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of Galloway, who has had at least 15 points in three of New Orleans past four games.Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 25 points, while Marco Belinelli added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte.Davis, though, was the biggest difference down the stretch. He had his ninth 30-point game of the season and scored 11 of the Pelicans final 16 points.He tied the game with 18 seconds to play in regulation with a follow shot, and his tip-in of Holidays miss in overtime gave the Pelicans the lead for good.When AD is in the game and youre attacking the basket, just know that hes around the rim somewhere and getting a hand on it, Holiday said.Not that Charlotte made it easy. Nicolas Batum hit three free throws after Galloway fouled him beyond the arc with 42 seconds to play, cutting New Orleans lead to 116-115.Out of a timeout, though, Davis again came through, delicately rolling in a right-handed floater for a 118-115 lead. Holiday and Frazier then both sank free throws to safely keep the Pelicans ahead.They just made the right plays, Walker said. As a team we just made so many mistakes and they capitalized on every mistake we made.TIP-INSHornets: Starting center Cody Zeller sat out Saturday nights game with a sore shoulder. ... Charlotte held New Orleans to 21 first-quarter points, a season low for a Hornets opponent.Pelicans: New Orleans trailed by 11 points heading into the fourth quarter and has led after three quarters only four times this season. ... The Pelicans have won four of their past six games after starting 0-8.GALLOWAYS GREAT NIGHTGalloways previous season high of 21 points came Monday. He also tied his career high with six made 3-pointers. Galloway was one of the last free agents signed by New Orleans this offseason.BIG THIRD FOR CHARLOTTEThe Hornets seemingly took control of the game in the second half, tying a season-best for third quarter points with 39. Charlotte was 12 of 23 in the quarter and hit 7 of 10 3-pointers. Heading into the fourth, the Hornets led 85-74.DIMINISHING MINUTES FOR HIELDBuddy Hield went to New Orleans with the sixth overall pick in Aprils draft. But after averaging just 9.2 points and 20 minutes per game to open the season, he has played only 13 minutes in the past two games combined. He shot 1 for 4 Saturday.UP NEXTHornets: Host Memphis on Monday, the first game in an eight-game, 12-day stretch that includes six games in Charlotte.Pelicans: Visit Atlanta on Tuesday, the first of two games between the franchises this season. 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Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has urged young star Nick Kyrgios to take the next step and mount a serious challenge for the 2017 Australian Open crown.Kyrgios won the biggest title of his career on Sunday when he defeated Belgian David Goffin to claim the Japan Open in Tokyo.The win lifted Kyrgios to No.14 in the world, with Hewitt confident he is closing the gap on the elite group of players at the top of mens tennis, including world No.1 Novak Djokovic.At the moment hes showing that hes good enough to make the quarterfinals at the grand slams, but hes got to take that next step now and really push to towards the semis and then the finals, Hewitt told reporters on Monday.But youre going to have to beat a few good players along the way, youre going to have to be able to bounce back after five-set matches physically and mentally, and thats something that hes getting better at.Hes certainly in that next group, theres probably the big four or five (players) at the moment who keep putting their hands up and winning those titles.The mercurial 21-year-old has regularly drawn criticism for his well--documented on court outbursts, but Hewitt believes he is maturing as a player and as a person. Cheap Carl Lawson Jersey. He said Kyrgios was a positive influence on the Australian team in Septembers world group playoff win over Slovakia in Sydney and had committed to making Davis Cup a focus in 2017.World No.23 Bernard Tomic will be Australias other main hope in the mens draw at Melbourne Park in January.But Hewitt admitted Tomic had some work to do in the off-season after an underwhelming US Open campaign.He was playing pretty well going into the US Open then had a disappointing loss in the first round, he said.Hes got to regroup, I think, and probably physically improve a bit better to be able to last over five sets and be able to back up.But Bernie always seems to come out and play extremely well throughout the Australian summer.Hewitt doubts he will make an appearance in the doubles draw at the 2017 Australian Open, with the first round Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic his focus. 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