Basketball: Pelicans make due to cut Pacers, 114-113

INDIANAPOLIS (REUTERS) – Brandon Ingram scored 30 focuses and Lonzo Ball added 20 as the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Indiana Pacers for a 114-113 triumph Friday night (Feb 5) in Indianapolis.

Zion Williamson scored 18, Steven Adams had 12 focuses and 12 bounce back, J.J. Redick scored 12 and Josh Hart scored 11 for the Pelicans.

Justin Holiday scored 22, Jeremy Lamb had 17, Doug McDermott added 14, Malcolm Brogdon scored 13, Myles Turner scored 12 and Goga Bitadze added 10 for the Pacers.

The Pacers made five 3-pointers during a 18-10 hurry to begin the final quarter and shut inside 96-93 halfway through the time frame.

Ball replied with a 3-pointer, yet Justin Holiday, Aaron Holiday and McDermott reacted with sequential 3-pointers to give Indiana 102-101 lead.

The score was tied at 105, 107 and 110 preceding Adams made a tip-in and Ingram hit a jumper for a four-point Pelicans lead with 42 seconds left.

Turner replied with a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left, yet that finished the scoring as Ingram missed a jumper and Turner missed on a drive.

Indiana scored the initial five purposes of the second from last quarter to close inside 58-53.

Ball reacted with a 3-pointer and Adams had seven focuses during a 16-7 run that gave New Orleans a 76-60 lead.

The lead developed to however much 18 focuses before Justin Holiday made three-pointers and Bitadze beat the signal with another three-pointer to manage the Pelicans’ lead to 86-75 toward the finish of the quarter.

The score was tied twice and the lead changed hands multiple times before Williamson’s dunk gave New Orleans a 25-16 lead.

Indiana scored the following seven focuses to create another lead change before Ingram set the Pelicans back on top by making two free tosses.

Bushels by Lamb and McConnell gave the Pacers a 30-27 lead toward the finish of the main quarter.

Back to back three-pointers by Hart and Redick gave New Orleans a 40-34 lead.

McDermott’s three-pointer pulled Indiana inside 42-41 preceding the Pelicans drove by as numerous as 10 focuses and took a 57-48 halftime lead.

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