Holiday helps Pelicans edge Bucks 123-121 in OT

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 26, 2018 07:10 AM
Holiday helps Pelicans edge Bucks 123-121 in OT
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday reacts after making a three-point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

By Dave Boehler, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 28 of his season-high 36 points after halftime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 123-121 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

Holiday added nine rebounds and six assists for New Orleans, which held on for its season-high fifth win in a row when Jason Terry's three-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.

Anthony Davis, who entered the game as the league's third-leading scorer (27.7 ppg), added 27 points and 13 rebounds.

The Pelicans trailed by 18 early in the second half but outscored Milwaukee 38-19 in the third quarter.

Khris Middleton scored 25 points for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the No. 2 scorer in the NBA (27.8) and Eric Bledsoe each added 20, but the Bucks lost for only the fourth time in the last 14 games and fell to 9-26 all-time against New Orleans.

Rajon Rondo came up with the play of the game by draining a three-pointer from the right wing as the 24-second clock was about to expire to give the Pelicans a 123-119 lead with 1:25 remaining in overtime.

Middleton trimmed the margin to 123-121 with 1:09 left and had a shot to tie but his 15-footer was blocked by Nikola Mirotic with 34 seconds left.

Milwaukee would get one final chance. Antetokounmpo drove along the right side and tried to hit a fadeaway jumper from the baseline. The ball bounced off the rim and went to Terry in the left corner, but his made three-pointer came well after the buzzer sounded.

TIP-INS

Pelicans: Ian Clark finished with six points after scoring a season-high 21 against Miami on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ... New Orleans is 6-5 since DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending Achilles tendon injury. ... The Pelicans are 18-7 against the East, including 10-4 on the road.

Bucks: During player introductions, the public address announcer accidently told the crowd Thon Maker was starting when John Henson actually did. ... This was Milwaukee's fifth game on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) but first one at home.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host Phoenix on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time).

Bucks: Hosts Washington on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time).

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