BRANDON Ingram scored 36 points and Zion Williamson added 27 as the host New Orleans (NO) Pelicans routed the depleted Los Angeles (LA) Lakers (128-111) on Tuesday night.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 18 points, Kira Lewis, Jr. had 16, Jaxson Hayes had 15, and Steven Adams scored 12 as the Pelicans ended a seven-game losing streak against the Lakers.

New Orleans won its second straight game despite the absence of point guard Lonzo Ball (hip flexor strain) for both games.

Lakers was playing its second consecutive full game without LeBron James, who suffered a high ankle sprain in a loss to Atlanta on Saturday. The Lakers lost at Phoenix (111-94) on Sunday.

Former Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has missed the last month because of a calf strain and is expected to be re-evaluated on Friday by the Lakers.

Montrezl Harrell scored 18 points, Kyle Kuzma had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Markieff Morris scored 16, Dennis Schroder had 15, Wesley Matthews 14, and Alex Caruso gained 10 for LA, which shot 42.4%.

Ingram had seven points and an assist, and the Pelicans made their first six shots of the third quarter to take a 72-55 lead.

Hayes converted a three-point play, Lewis made back-to-back 3-pointers, and Alexander-Walker added a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 96-66. — Reuters