(BOSTON) -- The Pelicans were bested 113-100 in Boston on Monday night (Dec. 10), giving the Celtics their sixth win straight despite a depleted lineup due to injuries.
With Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Aaron Baynes all ill or injured, Jaylen Brown scored 19 points and first-round draft choice Robert Williams III had career highs of seven points and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Anthony Davis scored 41 points and Julius Randle had 20 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, which was playing back-to-back games after beating the Pistons in Detroit on Sunday.
The Celtics scored nine straight points in the last four minutes of the first quarter to take a lead they would never relinquish. They led 59-53 at the half before Morris hit three 3s - one from the left corner, one from the right wing and one from the top of the key - to make it 68-55.
New Orleans never got closer than nine points after that.
Davis had been questionable with a right hip contusion, but he played 38 minutes. The Pelicans lost 124-107 in the only other meeting with Boston this season, on Nov. 26, and have now lost seven of their last 10 against the Celtics.
The Pelicans are back at home on Wednesday (Dec. 12), when they host the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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