Pelicans get easy third win vs Clippers, Valanciunas posts double-double

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Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts afer scoring against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter of a NBA game at Smoothie King Center on January 06, 20

FILE–Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the New Orleans Pelicans. Sean Gardner/Getty Images/AFP 

Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double and five teammates scored in double figures as the host New Orleans Pelicans never trailed during a 113-89 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

Valanciunas finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds, Brandon Ingram scored a game-high 24 points, Herbert Jones added 14, Jaxson Hayes and Devonte’ Graham had 13 each and Josh Hart scored 12.

The Pelicans led by 13 points at the end of the first quarter and by 19 at halftime. They never lost control against a Clippers team that had overcome a 25-point third-quarter deficit in defeating visiting Denver 87-85 on Tuesday.

New Orleans improved to 3-0…

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