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Pelicans spoil Mello’s return…Warriors get by Grizzlies…Islanders streak continues

PORTLAND (AP) — Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony’s Portland debut with a 115-104 victory over the Trail Blazers. Anthony scored the Blazers’ first points of the game on a 3 from 26 feet out, but wound up missing 10 of 14 shots and finishing with 10 points in what was the first game of his 17th NBA season. Portland’s Damian Lillard sat out with back spasms.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Alec Burks scored a season-high 29 points, Glenn Robinson III added 20 as the Golden State Warriors snapped a seven-game losing streak with a commanding 114-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Marquese Chriss and Eric Paschall added 17 points each for the Warriors. Draymond Green was just short of his 24th career triple-double with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Rookie Ja Morant scored 20 points to lead Memphis.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 to extend their unbeaten streak to 15 games. The Islanders trailed by two late in the third period before goals by Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock in the final 4:29 of regulation forced overtime.

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, to reach the semifinals of the first CONCACAF Nations League. The U.S. finished 3-1 in Group A along with Canada and earned first place because of a better goal difference, plus-12 to plus-six. The Americans likely will play Honduras in the Nations League semifinals in June, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica.

MADRID (AP) — Canada has beaten the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time. It defeated the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition. Vasek Pospisil edged Reilly Opelka in two tiebreakers and Denis Shapovalov defeated Taylor Fritz in straight sets to give the Canadians an insurmountable lead in Group F of the inaugural Davis Cup Finals.

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