Pelicans rebound to beat Brooklyn in two overtimes
LOS ANGELES – Agence France-Presse
The Pelicans won despite blowing a 28-point lead in the third quarter to the Nets on Feb. 10 in front of a crowd of 16,500 at the Barclays Center arena.
Davis added 17 rebounds and Rondo finished with 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans. Nikola Mirotic had 21 points and 16 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday chipped in 22 points.
“We just wanted to keep fighting, doing what we did to get the lead,” said Davis.
Allen Crabbe made eight three-pointers and scored 28 points for the Nets, who appeared sluggish in the first half which put them in a deep hole.
They then launched a furious rally in regulation which finished with Crabbe’s three pointer with 12 seconds remaining to send the game into the first overtime.
Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell came off the bench to score 21 points and nine assists.
Elsewhere, Klay Thompson had the hot hand as the Golden State Warriors gave head coach Steve Kerr his 250th career win with a 122-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Kerr, the 2016 coach of the year, became the fastest to 250 coaching wins in NBA history, achieving the milestone in 302 games. That betters his former coach, Phil Jackson, who reached the mark in 346 games.
In Dallas, Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 22 points and Harrison Barnes had 21 as the Dallas Mavericks spoiled Isaiah Thomas’s Los Angeles debut with a 130-123 win over the Lakers.