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DeMarcus Cousins posts historic 40-20-10 stat line

NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback in the final five minutes of regulation before the Pelicans pulled out a 132-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday night.

Cousins scored seven points in the second overtime on a 3-pointer, a turnaround jumper and two free throws with 8.2 seconds left. He became the first NBA player since Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain in 1968 to have as many as 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game.

E’Twaun Moore scored 15 points, including a 3 in the second overtime to help the Pelicans win for the fifth time in six games.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) passes around New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) passes around New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Jerian Grant had 22 points and 13 assists, and Robin Lopez also scored 22 for the Bulls, who appeared well on their way to their fifth victory in six games when they opened the fourth quarter with a 23-5 run to take their largest lead at 104-86.

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