Anthony Davis was in a good mood Friday night. When he talked, he smiled a bit. He grew giddy when speaking about teammate Tyreke Evans. He seemed happy to no longer have to discuss losing streaks.

That's because after ending a tumultuous eight-game losing streak on Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans now have won consecutive games for the first time in a month.

The Pelicans beat the lowly Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 before an announced crowd of 16,061 at the Smoothie King Center.

"It feels good to get back in rhythm and win some games," Davis said. "We know how that eight-game losing streak feeling is and we don't want to get back to it."

Davis certainly played like he was ready to go back to the Pelicans' losing ways. He scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds and five assists as part of a potent duo with Evans, who added 25 points and seven assists, as the Pelicans gained a season sweep against the Bucks.

Davis said Evans has added a spark to the starting lineup since being inserted with the first team against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 1. In his four games with the starters, Evans has scored at least 22 points in each game.

"We know we get a lot of attention," Davis said. "By (Evans) being in that starting lineup it's hard for guys to play off of me or Eric (Gordon) or B-Rob (Brian Roberts), so it makes the game a lot easier. When he is playing like that we are a tough team."

The Bucks (12-49) played without forward Ersan Ilyasova, who was suspended for a game for punching Sacramento Kings forward Reggie Evans in the stomach during a game on Wednesday. The Bucks also were without reserve guard O.J. Mayo for much of the game after Mayo was ejected in the first quarter for shoving Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the neck.

Khris Middleton picked up some of the slack for the Bucks, scoring a team-high 25 points.

But it wasn't enough as the Pelicans (25-37) reserve guard Anthony Morrow scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Pelicans held on for the win.

Brian Roberts scored 14 points and Eric Gordon added 12 points for the Pelicans, who had five players score in double figures.

"I needed to bring it (in the fourth)," Morrow said. "I challenged myself to bring it. I tried to do it defensively first and it carries over into the offense so that's something that we're getting used to doing. It's working for me and it's working for the team."

The Pelicans' trio of Davis (16 points), Evans (11) and Eric Gordon (nine) combined to score 36 points in the first half, helping the Pelicans to a 51-49 halftime lead.

Despite shooting 38.3 percent from the field in the first half, the Bucks stayed close on the strength of their bench, which scored 25 first half points. Jeff Adrien, who scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half, led the way for the Bucks' reserves.

In the third quarter, the Bucks used an 18-6 run in which they shot 8-of-10 from the field to take a 77-72 lead on a 3-pointer by Brandon Knight with 2:01 remaining in the quarter.

But the Pelicans scored the last six points of the quarter, including a jumper at the buzzer by Davis as he was falling away from the basket, putting the Peli