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By the numbers: Tyreke Evans on 20-point scoring streak

By: Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com, @Jim_Eichenhofer

New Orleans (26-38) won two of its three games over the past week, while finally getting a chance to have an extended stay at home. The Pelicans defeated Milwaukee and Denver in tight games, before losing a thriller to Memphis on Wednesday. New Orleans still has three more games on a six-game homestand, facing Portland, Boston and Toronto in the next seven days.
STARTERS
Brian Roberts: 1,303
Total minutes played this season by the point guard, just 21 shy of his aggregate for all of his 2012-13 rookie season. Roberts has made 31 starts and is averaging 22.5 minutes in 2013-14.

Eric Gordon: 60
Games played (out of a possible 64) this season, the most he’s played in a season since 2009-10, his second NBA campaign, when he appeared in 62 games for the Clippers. His career high is 78 games as a rookie. Gordon missed Wednesday’s game due to illness.

Tyreke Evans: 5
Consecutive games for the small forward of scoring 20 or more points when he's played, the first time he’s accomplished that since November of his 2009-10 Rookie of the Year campaign.

Anthony Davis: 3
Times the power forward has scored exactly 32 points this season, his career high in scoring, including most recently on Sunday vs. Denver. The All-Star also has 31- and 30-point games this season.

Alexis Ajinca: 26
Personal fouls for the center over the past six games, an average of 4.3 per contest. Foul trouble has often severely curtailed his time on the floor since he returned to the starting lineup Feb. 28.

RESERVES
Anthony Morrow: 4
Rank among all NBA players in three-point shooting percentage (45.5). In the race for the individual title, Morrow trails Atlanta’s Kyle Korver, the Lakers’ Jordan Farmar and New York’s Pablo Prigioni.

Austin Rivers: 68
Points for the guard over the past six games, by far his most productive scoring stretch of the 2013-14 season. He’s reached double digits four times, topped by a 19-point game at the Clippers.

Greg Stiemsma: 27
Minutes per game for the backup center during the first three games of the homestand. Stiemsma has been on the floor in crunch time often lately, partly due to starter Alexis Ajinca’s foul trouble.

Darius Miller: 20
Minutes played Wednesday against Memphis, the most playing time the small forward has received since Jan. 15 vs. Houston, when he logged 30.

Al-Farouq Aminu: 56.1
The forward’s shooting percentage from the restricted area and the paint below the dotted line, according to NBA.com. Aminu is 139-for-248 from that area of the court. He’s 49-for-152 elsewhere.

Jeff Withey: 12.5
Minutes per game in March for the 7-foot rookie center, his most playing time of the 2013-14 season. Withey played in just 12 of the Pelicans’ first 29 games, but has appeared in 28 of the last 35.