On this grueling five-game road trip, stacked with playoff contenders from the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans finally found a team they could beat.

The Sacramento Kings.

More than a quarter of the way through the regular season schedule, the Pelicans still haven't been able to beat a team with a winning. But thankfully for them, teams like the struggling Kings still pop up on the slate from time to time.

Having been left disappointed in the first for games of this trip, the Pelicans managed to end their western voyage with a 113-100 victory against the Kings Monday night at the Sleep Train Arena.

Perhaps even more impressive than the win was how the Pelicans, who snapped a four-game losing streak, pulled it out.

After being unable to close out against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night, the Pelicans had no troubling finishing off the Kings.

With the game tied at 92 with 5:35 remaining, the Pelicans went on a 21-8 run to end the game and improve to 12-14.

"That takes a lot of fortitude," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "I felt like we should have won the other night (against Portland), so to keep your head about you and to come in here and have a good practice (on Sunday), our guys were just phenomenal at bouncing back. That's exciting."

Playing against the team that he played the first four years of his career, Tyreke Evans scored a game-high 25 points and had a game-high 12 assists and six rebounds to lead the Pelicans.

The Kings had no answer for Evans, who attacked the basket and got into the paint at will. Evans was 7-for-14 from the field and 11-for-12 from the free throw line.