Boston Celtics forward Tristan Thompson, left, is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans forward Nicolo Melli as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Boston Celtics forward Tristan Thompson, left, is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans forward Nicolo Melli as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Pelicans overcome 24-point deficit, beat Celtics in overtime

NEW ORLEANS — Brandon Ingram hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 33.3 seconds left in overtime and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Boston Celtics 120-115 on Sunday after rallying from 24 points down in the third quarter.

Ingram finished with 33 points. Zion Williamson scored 24 of his 28 points after halftime and had 10 rebounds, four assists and a block for the Pelicans, and Josh Hart had 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and a steal.

Jayson Tatum had 32 points and nine rebounds for Boston, and Jaylen Brown scored 25 points for the Celtics. They appeared to be cruising to their third victory in four games when Tristan Thompson’s free throws made it 79-55 midway through the third quarter.

New Orleans pulled even at 98 on Ingram’s 3 with 4:10 left. The lead changed hands twice in the last 11 seconds of regulation, with Tatum hitting a jumper to make it 106-105 and Williamson making a layup as he was fouled to put the Pelicans up 108-106 with 6.9 seconds to go. Tatum then hita driving floater in the final second to force overtime.

NETS 112, CLIPPERS 108

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden scored 37 points and Brooklyn held off Los Angeles for its season-best sixth victory in a row.

The Nets wrapped up a 5-0 trip, beating Golden State, Sacramento, Phoenix, and both Los Angeles teams to complete their longest undefeated single trip in franchise history. All but two of the wins were by double digits. They’ve now defeated West teams eight straight times.

Harden just missed a triple double, finishing with 11 rebounds and seven assists. Kyrie Irving added 28 points and eight assists.

Paul George led the Clippers with 34 points. Kawhi Leonard had 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting.

KNICKS 103, TIMBERWOLVES 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau’s first game against his former team turned out to be the last one for Ryan Saunders.

Julius Randle had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the New York Knicks recovered after blowing a 21-point lead to pull out the victory over Minnesota, which fired Saunders afterward.

Randle made the go-ahead free throw with 32 seconds left and the Knicks held on in a game that seemed fully in their control when they lead 86-65 late in the third quarter.

But Karl-Anthony Towns had a big fourth, finishing with 27 points and 15 rebounds.

BUCKS 128, KINGS 114

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 38 points and Khris Middleton scored 32 to lead Milwaukee past skidding Sacramento.

The Bucks won their second straight after ending a five-game losing streak with a victory over Oklahoma City on Friday night. Antetokounmpo added 18 rebounds, one off his season high, to help the Bucks send the Kings to their seventh consecutive loss. Milwaukee has won nine in a row against Sacramento.

Tyrese Haliburton led the Kings with 23 points.

MAGIC 105, PISTONS 96

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Evan Fournier added a season-high 29 points and Orlando beat Detroit.

The Magic have won three in a row, their longest streak since opening the season 4-0. The teams will play again in Orlando on Tuesday night.

Jerami Grant had 24 points for Detroit. Last in the Eastern Conference, the Pistons have lost three straight and eight of 11.

HAWKS 123, NUGGETS 115

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had 35 points and 15 assists, Clint Capela added 22 points and 10 rebounds and Atlanta beat Denver.

The Hawks had lost five of six and eight of 10. The Nuggets have lost six of seven on the road.

Jamal Murray, coming off a career-high 50 points Friday NIGHT at Cleveland, led Denver with 30. Nikola Jokic, Will Barton and Monte Morris each scored 15 points.

RAPTORS 110, 76ERS 103

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet each had 23 points and Toronto beat Philadelphia for its fourth straight victory.

Chris Boucher scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for Toronto, hitting three 3-pointers as the Raptors opened the period on a 15-8 surge to take the lead for good.

Joel Embiid, coming off a 50-point game against Chicago on Friday night, had 25 points and 17 rebounds for the 76ers. Ben Simmons led Philadelphia with 28 points and had nine rebounds.

THUNDER 117, CAVALIERS 101

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 31 points and nine assists and Oklahoma City handed Cleveland its 10th consecutive loss.

Al Horford had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Hamidou Diallo scored 15 points to help the Thunder snap a five-game road losing streak and three-game overall skid.

Collin Sexton scored 27 points for Cleveland.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Alberta Health Services declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Revera Aspen Ridge on Feb. 1. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Two COVID deaths linked to Revera seniors residence in Red Deer

35 active COVID cases at seniors residence

Red Deer musician Lorry Boschman has written a song about love in the time of COVID-19. Proceeds from his single, Romance during a Pandemic, will be donated to the local United Way. (Contributed photo).
Local musician records a song about love in the time of COVID-19 — for charity

Lorry Boschman will donate some proceeds to the United Way

Preliminary data shows Alberta’s suicide rate declined in 2020 — but some mental health critics say it’s too early to draw any conclusions since more dire pandemic impacts are only now being felt. (metrocreative stock)
Alberta’s suicide rate seems to have declined in 2020

But some experts say it’s too early to credit the pandemic

The union representing workers at the Olymel meat processing plant in Red Deer confirmed the death of a worker on Wednesday. (Advocate file photo)
Union confirms death of worker from Olymel plant

An investigation by the UFCW 401 local has confirmed another death connected… Continue reading

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre can accommodate up to 20 patients requiring a ventilator, says Alberta Health Services.  File photo by Advocate staff
Opinion: UCP government reneging on Red Deer hospital funding

Another year, another Alberta budget and another blow to central Albertans. Budget… Continue reading

The logo for the CBS Corporation appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. CBS All Access will be renamed Paramount Plus on Thursday, bringing heaps of new streaming programming to its subscribers, unless they're in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Drew
CBS All Access rebrands as Paramount Plus in Canada, but it’s a name change only

CBS All Access rebrands as Paramount Plus in Canada, but it’s a name change only

A copy of the book "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," by Dr. Seuss, rests in a chair, in Walpole, Mass., Monday, March 1, 2021. Canadian librarians and educators are reassessing several Dr. Seuss titles that are being pulled from publication because of racist and insensitive imagery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne
Canadian libraries reassess Dr. Seuss books pulled from publication for racist images

Canadian libraries reassess Dr. Seuss books pulled from publication for racist images

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

Major-General Dany Fortin, left, looks on as Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Public Health Agency of Canada has set aside up to $5 billion to pay for COVID-19 vaccines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Public Health Agency of Canada budgets $5B for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

Public Health Agency of Canada budgets $5B for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

A vial of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a family doctor office, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Paris. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Christophe Ena
Vaccine panel recommends going up to 4 months between doses of COVID-19 shots

Vaccine panel recommends going up to 4 months between doses of COVID-19 shots

The courthouse in Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Nunavut judge has granted a mining company's request for an injunction against hunters who protested at its site for a week last month, halting the mine's operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Nunavut judge grants injunction against hunters who protested at mine site

Nunavut judge grants injunction against hunters who protested at mine site

A woman walks towards the entrance of the TransAlta headquarters building in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Calgary-based power generator TransAlta Utilities Ltd. says it has set a goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Alberta utility TransAlta vows to be carbon neutral by 2050 as it notes $167M loss

Alberta utility TransAlta vows to be carbon neutral by 2050 as it notes $167M loss

Most Read