New Orleans and Oklahoma are hanging out at the bottom of the Western Conference and they could definitely forget about the playoffs. The showdown didn’t get much attention, but that changed towards the end of the fourth quarter.
Shay Gilgus Alexander seemed to be the hero of the evening with the equalizer just one second left, with three pointers from about ten metres, good for 110-110.
But Defonte Graham decided to take over the spotlight. Exhausting their timeouts, the Pelicans forced the ball back to play from the baseline. Everyone expected overtime except for Devont Graham.
With an attempt from a height of 18.5 meters, the pelican gave complete plunder. The buzzing of the bell stunned everyone.
The Los Angeles Lakers also managed to win on the defensive line against the Dallas Mavericks in the last minute. Rookie Austin Reaves fired the decisive triple pointer through the ring in overtime.
The Mavericks’ desperate attempt was less successful than the Pelicans: 107-104 remained. The Lakers can count on the strong trio of LeBron James (25 points), Russell Westbrook (23) and Anthony Davis (20).
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