Davis has 44, Pelicans blow 28-point lead, top Nets in 2 OTs

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 11, 2018 11:04 AM
Davis has 44, Pelicans blow 28-point lead, top Nets in 2 OTs
Anthony Davis drives to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

By Adry Torres, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis had 44 points and 17 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the New Orleans Pelicans recovered after blowing a 28-point lead to beat the Brooklyn Nets 138-128 in two overtimes on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

Rondo finished with 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as the Pelicans snapped a three-game losing streak. Nikola Mirotic had 21 points and 16 boards, and Jrue Holiday chipped in 22 points.

Allen Crabbe made eight three-pointers and scored 28 points for the Nets, who have lost their last four games.

Spencer Dinwiddie chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell came off the bench with 21 points and nine assists.

New Orleans led by 28 points in the third quarter when the Nets, who looked flat in the first half, launched their wild comeback, sending the game into overtime on Crabbe’s three-pointer with 12 seconds left in regulation.

Crabbe continued his hot shooting, connecting on two more triples to open up the first overtime session, giving the Nets a 122-118 lead with 2:28 left.

But the Pelicans came back to force the second OT on a jumper by Holiday.

Davis then scored four points during a 7-0 run for the Pelicans, putting them up 130-124 with 2:50 remaining. After a pair of free throws by Joe Harris, Rondo hit three free throws to put it away.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: After being held to 14 points in the opening period of Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) loss at Philadelphia, New Orleans put up 34 in the first quarter Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time).

Nets: F Dante Cunningham, who was acquired from the Pelicans on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) before the trade deadline expired, made his debut against his former team. The nine-year NBA veteran had two points.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).

Nets: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time).

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