Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans, blocks a pitch from Quincy Acy, of the Brooklyn Nets, in an NBA game played on February 10, 2018 in New York
Stellar Anthony Davis was immense this Saturday in the NBA to total a whopping 44 points and 17 rebounds, point guard Rajon Rondo finished with a triple-double and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Brooklyn Nets by 138-128 in two stages extra.
Rondo finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, while the Pelicans broke a three-game losing streak.
The forward Nikola Mirotic scored 21 points and captured 16 rebores and Jrue Holiday contributed 22 cartels for the pelicans.
For the New York quintet, Allen Crabbe was the best with 28 units, 24 of them by eight triples, but the team has conceded four losses in a row.
Spencer Dinwiddie contributed 24 points and 10 rebounds and D’Angelo Russell, 21 points off the bench, plus nine assists for the Nets.
New Orleans led by 28 points in the third quarter, but yielded so much thereafter and allowed the Nets to send the game to overtime, thanks to a triple by Crabbe with 12 seconds left by the regulation.
Crabbe continued on in the extra period and with two 3-pointers in a row opened that partial, giving the Nets a 122-118 lead with 2:28 to play.
However, the Pelicans returned to force the second overtime with a long-range shot from Holiday.
Davis then scored four points during a 7-0 offense for the Pelicans, putting them 130-124 up with 2:50 left to finish.
After a couple of free throws by Joe Harris, Rondo hit three free throws to decide the dramatic win.
The Pelicans receive the Los Angeles Lakers and the Nets on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Clippers.
– Warriors corner Spurs –
In Oakland, the defending champion Golden State Warriors came out victorious at home over the San Antonio Spurs with a 122-115 slate.
The remake of the final of the Western Conference of 2017 has returned to be for the Warriors, who took the lead just before the intermediate break.
Showing a deficit of 10 points at the end of the first quarter, Golden State gradually recovered, thanks in particular to its success in three-point shooting.
Kaya Thompson finished top scorer of the team with 25 points, including five triples (15 points), while Stephen Curry and Draymond Green scored 17 points each.
San Antonio, who did not have Rudy Gay (inflammation of right foot), Kawhi Leonard (return from injury), Dejounte Murray (left ankle sprain) and French setter Tony Parker (back stiffness), seemed unable to stop the champions.
With 43 victories and 13 defeats, the Warriors are leaders of the Western Conference, while San Antonio (35-22) is third in that area.
In other results:
– Milwaukee Bucks to Orlando Magic 111-104
– Philadelphia 76ers to Los Angeles Clippers 112-98
– Washington Wizards to Chicago Bulls 101-90
– Dallas Mavericks to Los Angeles Lakers 130-123
– Denver Nuggets to Phoenix Suns 123-113