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Sport Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

07:00  14 february  2020
07:00  14 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Get real-time NBA basketball coverage and scores as Oklahoma City Thunder takes on New Orleans Pelicans . NEW ORLEANS (AP) Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points, Chris Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123 - 118 on Thursday night.

Davis, reserves lead Pelicans past Thunder , 123 -119. Author: SI Staff. Publish date: Feb 25, 2016. NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis used his potent combination of quickness and length to reject high-scoring Thunder guard Russell Westbrook late in the fourth quarter.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points, Chris Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 on Thursday night.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams scored 40 points, Danilo Gallinari added 34 and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the foul-plagued Oklahoma City Thunder 118 -110 on Friday night for their first four-game winning streak since November. Williams had 19 points in the second quarter, when the

Danilo Gallinari added 34 points for the Clippers, scoring 15 in the first quarter to help them get off to a strong start. Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting for the Thunder before fouling out with 53 seconds left. Paul George, who finished with 15 points, had already fouled out with 3:49 to

Zion Williamson scored 32 points for New Orleans, his second straight game scoring more than 30, but Gallinari's clutch shooting - he had 11 points in the fourth quarter - kept the Pelicans at bay.

BOX SCORE: THUNDER 123, PELICANS 118

New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, rallied behind Williamson's dominant inside play to take several slim leads inside the final six minutes.

But after Lonzo Ball's corner 3 gave the Pelicans a 111-110 lead, Gallinari hit a fall-away in the paint and followed up by rattling in a 3. He added free throws and a left-wing pull-up in the final minutes, the last making it 121-115 with a half-minute left.

Dennis Schroder scored 22 points for the Thunder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 17 points. Thunder center Steven Adams capped his 11-point, 11-rebound, three-block night with a clutch jumper in the paint that made it 119-114.

LeBron's 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109

  LeBron's 40 bests Zion, sends Lakers past Pelicans 118-109 LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 40 points and eight rebounds in his first career meeting with Zion Williamson while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight victory, 118-109 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Anthony Davis had 21 points and 14 rebounds to remain unbeaten in his three meetings with his former team this season. In the Lakers' first game after an emotional memorial service for Kobe Bryant at Staples Center on Monday, James opened up a close contest with back-to-back buckets at the rim with about three minutes left. Danny Green sealed it for Los Angeles with his fifth 3-pointer with 51 seconds to play.

Get team statistics for the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans basketball game. Points. Danilo GallinariD. Gallinari . The LA Clippers say Paul George will not return Thursday night against the Boston Celtics because of a left hamstring strain.

Chris Paul scored seven of his 16 points in a late 12-0 run in the Oklahoma City Thunder 's 107-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Danilo Gallinari led the Thunder with 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams, Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 17 points each.

JJ Redick scored 24 points for the Pelicans, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped in a compelling, highlight-filled contest that saw 22 lead changes and 12 ties.

Both teams shot better than 48%, but New Orleans was done in by 17 turnovers that the Thunder converted into 24 points. Oklahoma City committed just nine turnovers.

Williamson delighted the crowd on both ends of the floor. He rejected Abdel Nader's floater in the paint with a volleyball-style spike out of play. His dunks included one on a putback and another on an alley-oop feed from Frank Jackson.

Paul had nine of his assists in the opening two quarters, the last of those coming in a rather unusual way. Paul unloaded the ball to Adams in the back court in the final seconds of the half, and Adams hurled the ball right into the hoop from beyond half-court.

The shot, which gave the Thunder a 66-58 lead, was the first 3-pointer of Adams' career. He celebrated it with a brief, smiling shimmy before jogging with teammates toward the tunnel to the locker room.

Giannis has 34 points, 17 rebounds; Bucks top Pels 120-108

  Giannis has 34 points, 17 rebounds; Bucks top Pels 120-108 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 17 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 120-108 on Tuesday night. Khris Middleton scored 20 for the Bucks, who led by 19 in the third quarter before holding off a Pelicans rally in the fourth. Brandon Ingram scored 32 points and Zion Williamson had 20 for the Pelicans, who briefly got as close as seven twice in the fourth period before the Bucks stemmed the tide and improved to 20-4 away from home this season.Milwaukee defended Williamson aggressively, constantly rejecting or fouling him with multiple defenders and often knocking him to the floor. It seemed to pay off.

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lou Williams is close to etching his name in the record book as the NBA's career leader in points off the bench.

Danilo Gallinari added 34 points for the Clippers, scoring 15 in the first quarter to help them get off to a strong start. Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting for the Thunder before fouling out with 53 seconds left. Paul George, who finished with 15 points, had already fouled out with 3:49 to

TIP-INS

Thunder: Have won 15 of their last 18 road games. ... Oklahoma City's bench has outscored opponent reserves in 41 of 55 games this season. ... Adams, now in his seventh season, came in 0 for 9 in his career from 3-point range. ... Oklahoma City shot 50% (46 of 92) and went 13 of 27 from 3-point range.

Pelicans: First-time All-Star Brandon Ingram missed his third straight game with a right ankle sprain but still intends to attend All-Star weekend with the possibility of playing. ... Outrebounded Oklahoma City 46-40. ... Went 14 of 35 from 3-point range. ... Williamson, slated to play in the NBA All-Star weekend future stars game, has scored at least 20 points in eight of his first 10 NBA games and reached 30 twice.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host Denver on Feb. 21.

Pelicans: Visit Portland on Feb. 21.

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