NBA: Steven Adams 'double double' leads New Orleans Pelicans to massive win over Cleveland Cavaliers

Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams has lead his New Orleans Pelicans side to 116-82 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. 

Adams recorded a 'double double' (10 points, 17 rebounds) - his second in a row - in his 21 minutes on court to propel his club to a 34 point victory, their sixth largest margin in club history and their biggest of the season.

The Kiwi was a force at both ends of the court, as he set brutal screens and was huge on the glass as the Pelicans dominated the rebound count 69-33.

The victory breaks the Pelicans (16-22) three game losing streak and shifts them up one spot to 12th in the western conference. 

Small forward Brandon Ingram (28 points, seven rebounds) was a game high but he was helped by power forward Zion Williams (23 points,).

The pair dominated the scoring for their side as they lead from start to finish for a clinical victory.  

Williams continued his impressive start to his NBA career, scoring 20 or more points in 49 of his first 60 career games. That is the most by any player through their first 60 career games since Michael Jordan (52 of first 60).

New Orleans are next in action away to the Los Angles Clippers on Monday 2pm (NZ time) as they look to fight their way back into playoff contention.