Jimmer Fredette got back on the floor as the New Orleans Pelicans handled the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night.
Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday led the way for the Pelicans as they got a much-needed victory on the road. Davis had 23 points on 11 of 15 shooting from the field as well as six rebounds and two blocks while Holiday had 22 points on the strength of a 4 of 5 shooting night from beyond the arc to go along with eight assists and four rebounds. New Orleans also got solid outings from Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans. Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench while Evans finished with 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Omer Asik chipped in with eight points and 11 boards.
Kobe Bryant paced the Lakers in scoring on a rough shooting night with 14 points on 6 of 18 shooting to go along with four assists and three rebounds. Los Angeles got decent production out of Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer as well. Davis had 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting as well as seven rebounds and two blocks while Boozer had 12 points and six boards. Nick Young chipped in with 13 points while Wayne Ellington and Wesley Johnson added 10 points apiece.
Although it wasn’t much, Fredette managed to get back on the floor for New Orleans. He played 1:07 and recorded no stats, but was a +1 while on the floor.
Up next for Fredette and the Pelicans is a matchup with the New York Knicks on Tuesday.