Since returning after missing the first nine games with a broken toe, New Orleans Pelicans backup forward Ryan Anderson has averaged 22.5 points to lead his team to victories against the Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz.

Anderson has made 16-of-25 shots, including 10-of-16 3-pointers. With Anderson back in the lineup, the Pelicans have made a bigger impact. In Wednesday's 105-98 victory against the Jazz, the Pelicans' bench outscored the Jazz's reserves 45-33.