Thunder Defeats Pelicans 123-118 in NBA Thriller

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the New Orleans Pelicans with a final score of 123-118 in a thrilling NBA game between the two teams.

Thunder Defeats Pelicans 123-118 in NBA Thriller
Thunder Defeats Pelicans 123-118 in NBA Thriller

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The Pelicans’ Jonas Valanciunas made a two-point shot to open the game in just 11:41.
He then went on to make a tip shot, adding four points for the Pelicans in 10:37. However, the Thunder quickly caught up, with Luguentz Dort making a driving dunk assisted by Josh Giddey at 10:19. Although the Pelicans had initial points at the end of the first quarter, the Thunder ultimately led 32-29.

The second quarter saw a comeback from the Pelicans, as they scored 34 points to the Thunder’s 25. At halftime, the Pelicans were leading with a score of 63-57.

However, the Thunder made an excellent comeback in the third quarter, outscoring the Pelicans by 39 points to 24. This gave the Thunder a lead in the total points, with a score of 96-87.

The Pelicans scored 31 points in the fourth quarter, but they fell short of the Thunder’s 27 points. The Thunder won the match with a final score of 123-118.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the star player of the match, scoring 32 points for the Thunder.

New Orleans Pelicans are Out of the race as Thunder Defeats Pelicans 123-118 in NBA Thriller

New Orleans Pelicans are Out of the race For NBA
New Orleans Pelicans are Out of the race for NBA

The Western Conference playoffs race was on the line as the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder faced each other in a win-or-go-home game. The No. 9 and No. 10 teams needed a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive and secure the coveted No. 8 spot. Both teams played with desperation, knowing that a loss would mean the end of their season. At halftime, the Pelicans held a slim lead over the Thunder, thanks to balanced scoring from both teams. The Pelicans and Thunder were no strangers to each other, having met four times during the regular season, with the Pelicans winning three of those contests. However, the stakes were even higher this time, and it remained to be seen how the teams would respond.

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