DeMarcus Cousins posts one of greatest stat lines in National Basketball Association history

Source N.O. Pelicans

Source N.O. Pelicans

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's only the 10th 40-point, 20-point, 10-assist game in National Basketball Association history.

Cousins finished with 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists as he combined with Anthony Davis, who scored 34, to spark a Pelicans' comeback in regulation before they pulled off the marathon victory against the Bulls on Monday.

After Davis fouled out, Cousins made two free throws to give New Orleans a one-point lead with 1:49 left in the first overtime.

The Pelicans have won six of their last eight games.

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Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant each led the Bulls (18-29) with 22 points, while Lauri Markkanen added 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Down by 18 points in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans stormed back after an outstanding performance from Cousins to win the game 132-128 in double overtime. As a team, the Pelicans shot 50 percent from the field and seven of 27 form the three-point line but they really had to work for it despite leading by as many as 21 points late in the second quarter. Now, Pondexter is contributing for the Bulls after the Pelicans traded him this summer, averaging 2.3 points in 9.3 minutes per game. That's tied for the second-least of any opponent he has gone against. However, Cousins has shown that he has a better all-around game.

The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last five games and they be looking to stay hot after taking down the Hawks in a 113-97 blowout on Saturday. E-Twaun Moore scored 15 points, Jrue Holiday added 12 and Darius Miller came off the bench to score 10.

Up next: Pelicans at Charlotte, Wednesday.

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