NBA Wrap: Holiday lifts Pelicans to 3OT win

NBA Wrap: Holiday lifts Pelicans to 3OT win
December 3, 2013, 12:45 am
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Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining to give the Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Bulls in three overtimes on Monday night. (AP)

CHICAGO -- Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime.

Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers. Eric Gordon added 23 points for New Orleans (9-8) (see full recap).

Duncan's jumper with 0.4 seconds left lifts Spurs
SAN ANTONIO -- Here comes Tim Duncan once again. It turns out San Antonio's steady star needed a couple weeks to find his rejuvenated form from a year ago.

Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

"(Duncan) did a great job," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "We were having a tough night in a lot of ways and he was superb."

Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds, becoming the oldest player with 20 points and 20 rebounds since the NBA began keeping track of rebounds during the 1985-86 season (see full recap).

Aldridge, Blazers snap Pacers' winning streak
PORTLAND, Ore. -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102 Monday night, snapping the Pacers' seven-game winning streak.

Paul George had a career-high 43 points for Pacers (16-2), who own the NBA's best record.

The Blazers pulled in front until early in the fourth quarter but the Pacers kept it close, and George hit consecutive 3-pointers that narrowed it to 98-96 with 1:37 left. Damian Lillard answered with a 3-pointer and Nicolas Batum made a pair of free throws for the Blazers before George hit another 3-pointer that got Indiana within 103-99 with 21 seconds to go.

Lillard hit free throws and George made yet another 3 with 10 seconds to go to make it 105-102, but the Pacers couldn't get closer.

Lillard finished with 26 points for the Blazers, who have won 13 of their last 14 games (see full recap).

Wall leads Wizards to .500 for first time since '09-'10
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are a .500 basketball team for the first time in years, and John Wall wants to build on the early success.

Wall had 16 points and 13 assists to lead Washington to a 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, Nene had 14 and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 as Washington (9-9) got to .500 for the first time since it split its first four games of the 2009-10 season, when Wall was just a touted freshman at Kentucky.

"We are playing basketball the right way, trusting our teammates and trusting our defensive concepts," Wall said (see full recap).