MIAMI _ Eric Gordon scored 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter and, even after losing Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson to injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans had no trouble beating the Miami Heat 105-91 on Saturday night.
Omer Asik scored 15 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 to help the Pelicans snap a four-game slide.
Mario Chalmers scored 20 points for Miami, which was playing for the first time since learning that All-Star forward Chris Bosh will miss the remainder of the season with blood clots on one of his lungs. The Heat made that announcement earlier Saturday.
Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and Hassan Whiteside finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Heat, who kept the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Goran Dragic, making his Miami debut after being acquired in a trade from Phoenix, had 12 points.
Davis departed with 3:07 left in the first quarter, moments after he attempted a shot and made contact with Miami’s Hassan Whiteside. Davis _ who missed two games earlier this month, plus the All-Star Game because of the shoulder issue _ immediately grimaced in pain, then hobbled off the court while grabbing the shoulder even before play could be stopped. Anderson was ruled out shortly before halftime after spraining his right knee jostling for a rebound.