Pel­i­cans top Nets in 2 OTs af­ter blow­ing lead

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

NEW YORK — 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.

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 3-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 3-pointer with 12 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion.

Crabbe con­tin­ued his hot shoot­ing, con­nect­ing on two more 3s 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.

Pel­i­cans waive Rashad Vaughn

The New Or­leans Pel­i­cans waived guard Rashad Vaughn two days af­ter ac­quir­ing him a trade that sent for­ward Dante Cun­ning­ham to the Brook­lyn Nets.

The move came hours be­fore the Pel­i­cans' game at Brook­lyn. Vaughn's re­lease con­tin­ues an un­set­tling week for the 6-foot-1, 2015 first-round draft choice by Mil­wau­kee. He was traded by the Bucks to Brook­lyn on Mon­day for cen­ter Tyler Zeller. Vaughn was then dealt to New Or­leans shortly be­fore Thurs­day's NBA trade dead­line in a move de­signed to ac­com­mo­date Cun­ning­ham's trade re­quest.

Vaughn played four min­utes in one game for Brook­lyn and did not play for New Or­leans.

New Or­leans also waived guard Mike James . He ap­peared in four games with New Or­leans.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.