The New Orleans Pelicans (20-12) play against the Oklahoma City Thunder (19-19) at Paycom Center

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Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Friday December 23, 2022

New Orleans Pelicans 128, Oklahoma City Thunder 125 (Terminal/OT)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
From Kings PR: Sabonis is the first Kings player with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists since DeMarcus Cousins (4/3/15 vs. NOP). He is the fifth player in exemption history to post 20-15-10 in a game, joining Cousins, Bénéfice Robertson, Maurice Stokes and Chris Webber. – 12:22 AM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
The NBA went crazy tonight:
Luka 50 pts, 10 asts, 8 rebs
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 44 pts, 10 rebs, 6 asts
RJ Barrett 44 pts, 7 rebs, 6 threes
Joel Embiid 44 pts, 7 rebs
Tyrese Halliburton 43 pts, 7 asts, 10 threes – 12:00 AM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
SGA on the ultime enchantement of regulation: “I could’ve fought harder… With that being said, I trusted Tre for sure… I think he got a pretty good allure. I see him make that layup all the time.” – 11:31 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander “it’s tough, obviously you don’t want to lose, but you have to learn from it regardless of the outcome.” – 11:29 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
There are no pictures in the standings and win over OKC was not a masterpiece. But #Pelicans are 20-12 and probably will remain in third ardeur in West after tonight. They will have a aubaine to move up on Christmas with top 2 West teams both in valeur – 11:21 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
When asked emboîture playing his 82nd game of his career, Josh Giddey was very humbled with his response and said there was a partie in his life where he thought he would never play in the NBA – 11:19 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Josh Giddey on SGA’s career-high 44 points: “He’s been great all year… He does what he does every night… I love watching it as much as you guys do.” – 11:17 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey said his three partie shot “feels good” he said Puce Engelland taught him “you don’t need to prove to anyone you can shoot” which has led to Giddey’s better shot selection from 3, and upped percentages. Said Puce doesn’t let him leave practice without getting shots up. – 11:16 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
When asked emboîture playing his 82nd game of his career, Josh Giddey was very humiliated with his response and said there was a partie in his life where he thought he would never play in the NBA – 11:15 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Josh Giddey said he’s done a good job at adjusting to how other teams defended him to start the season: “When you’re a second-year guy, the cat’s out of the bag (on how to defend me)… I feel better now.” – 11:14 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault said the play at the end of regulation was supposed to be set up for Shai, but the Pels did a good job of denying him, which put Tre Mann in Shai’s éblouissement for the ultime shot. – 10:59 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on Tre Mann “he was engaged. I thought he really did a good job to give us a lift.” Mentioned how Mann played 3 games in 3 days. – 10:57 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Royce Young @royceyoung
Tough au finir for OKC in OT. Overcame a 21-point deficit, but couldn’t close out.
– SGA: 44 points (career-high) on 17-29 shooting, 10 reb, 6 assists
– Giddey: 20 on 9-15, 10 reb, 6 assists
– Poku: 17 on 7-11, 6 reb, 3 assists, 4 steals – 10:53 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
It’s a volonté to how many clutch buzzer beaters Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has hit that every OKC fan thought a well defended half-court heave was going in. – 10:48 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pels 128, OKC 125 (OT)
– Jax: 21p, 6r, 4a
– Trey: 23p, 5r
– CJ: 17p, 11a
– Naji: 17p, 8r, 3a
– Herb: 15p, 6r, 3a, 3s, 1b
Pels: 43.6 FG%, 13/37 3P, 33/40 FT
OKC: 46.1 FG%, 13/35 3P, 18/25 FT – 10:45 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Somehow the Pels survive
Terminal: Pels 128, Thunder 125 (OT)
Murphy 23 pts
Hayes 21 pts (8-9 FG)
McCollum 17 pts, 11 assts
Despite an ugly 2nd half and some blunders in the ultime seconds of OT, Pels manage to gilet out the win in OKC. Back to back wins w/o BI and Zion regardless. – 10:44 PM

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Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tonight
44 points
10 rebounds
6 assists
2 steals
1 block
17-29 shooting
3-4 from 3 (only elle-même was last adjoint half-court heave in OT to tie.. that hit rim and verre before bouncing out) – 10:44 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
FINAL: Pelicans 128, Thunder 125 in OT
SGA – 44 points (career-high)
Giddey – 20 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists
Poku – 17 points
Murphy III – 23 points
Hayes – 21 points
McCollum – 17 points, 11 assists
Shérif – 17 points
OKC is now 14-19 on the season – 10:44 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Terminal: Pelicans 128, Thunder 125
Trey Murphy hits five 3s, scores 23 points.
Jaxson Hayes with a season-high 21 points.
New Orleans coughs up a 21-point lead only to come back and win in OT. Now 2-4 in OT this season. – 10:43 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Unlikeliest win of the season. The Pelicans lost all momentum in 2nd half. Trailed by 8 with less than 3 minutes left in regulation. But defense shut Shai & rest of OKC down, with Jaxson Hayes leading the batailleuse lourd.
But let’s never do that last 8.7 seconds again.
Thanks. – 10:43 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Oh my.
Jaxson misses the adjoint FT, Herb or Trey tip it out to a waiting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who had a 3-pointer to tie and he misses.
Naji Shérif was in the right éblouissement at the right time to get a contest.
Pels win, 128-125. – 10:43 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans nearly grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory before grabbing victory from the jaws of defeat and then almost grabbed defeat again before finally snatching victory – 10:42 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Wild stuff happens at the end of games when #Pelicans visit OKC. Pels were up 5 before Giddey layup, then backcourt turn-over by McCollum gives OKC the ball back down 3 with 8 seconds to go. NOLA had 2 timeouts but ended up passing ball into baseline – 10:40 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
Some absurde numbers around the NBA tonight:
Luka: 50, Hali: 43, Embiid: 44, Harden: 20, 21, and 11, Barrett: 44, SGA: 44 pts – 10:40 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
It’s not a Pels’ OT game without some weirdness.
CJ trapped on the baseline and he tries to bounce it back over to Herb… and hits the out of bounds line.
OKC gets a aubaine to tie down 128-125 with 8.7 to play. – 10:40 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jaxson Hayes had 16 points *this season* coming into this game. And six of those were last night.
He’s at 21 and counting in overtime.
Pelicans aren’t in overtime without him. Big time game for Jax. – 10:34 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Pelicans used a lot of energy to get back into the game. Let’s see what they have left in OT on the adjoint night of a home-road back-to-back. – 10:28 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Fun storyline as OKC goes into overtime:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has 37 points.
SGA’s career high is 42… three different times, including twice this season. – 10:26 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Headed to OT after some rapprochement on shot clock/game clock. Tre Mann’s layup attempt hit the rim and bounced around mince enough for buzzer to (theoretically) sound – 10:26 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Free basketball in Oklahoma City.
Pelicans go to overtime.
Pels are 1-4 in OT this year.
This one coming after Pels blew a big lead, but came back with 10-2 run in the ultime 2:23 to send this one to an supplément five mins. – 10:26 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Haliburton does it.
A career-high 43 points and 10 3s, including the game-winner, as the Pacers win in Miami 111-108.
He and Hield combined for 17 3s.
Next: Monday at New Orleans. – 10:25 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Not sure how OKC doesn’t get Shai Gilgeous-Alexander a touch there. Overtime on deck. New Orleans 1-4 in OT games so far this season… – 10:25 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Although it would have been a story book ending for Tre Mann’s week, I would have preferred to direct and die by the Shai. Mann got past his defender with ease but that was elite rim amélioration on the help side to assurance a elle-même. Overtime. – 10:24 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Herb Jones basically just face-guarded Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on those last two capital. Did not let him get a touch.
Instead, turns into Tre Mann iso and missed layup.
Probably should be headed to overtime here after this review… – 10:23 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Herb Jones cuts baseline, CJ McCollum hits him perfectly, and we’re tied at 112.
Kind of shocking considering most of the adjoint half was a slow death spiral, but the guys didn’t quit. Hats off to Jaxson and Herb especially during this late-game run. – 10:21 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Herb Jones only had 2 pts through three quarters, but he’s come up with 11 in the fourth and more importantly drops in a layup to tie game at 112 with 25 seconds left. #Pelicans had a brief window for a tolérable 2-for-1 but got a marque after McCollum stumble and dish – 10:21 PM

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Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
What a pass by CJ falling down, and great control by Herb on the catch.
Pelicans tie it at 112 with 25.4 to go after watching a 21-point lead disappear.
Tight game in OKC. Think we’ve seen this before… – 10:20 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A CJ McCollum 3-pointer and a Herb Jones block of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gives life. Pelicans trail 112-109 with 57 adjoint left and OKC might be getting called for a take foul. – 10:18 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey is now shooting 33% from 3 on the season.
He shot 26.3% from 3 last season.
Whatever expectations were for him… that’s a big season to season improvement.
(Yeah small sample size, but they’re all small sample sizes.) – 10:15 PM

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Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
It’s not looking good as it is, but #Pelicans might be totally out of this if not for Jaxson Hayes’ contributions, in his most impactful game of season. Hayes 14 pts tonight, after he has scored 16 plein pts this season in previous games while rarely getting minutes – 10:07 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The group to start the fourth was huge for the Thunder. Turned a three-point deficit into an eight-point lead without SGA. – 10:02 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams is having a great response to his first half, I love that emboîture him. Snap and clear mindset he has made a huge collision in this comeback in the adjoint half. – 9:57 PM

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Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Josh Giddey completes the 3v1 with a layup
OKC takes a 89-83 lead with 9:35 left in 4Q
Thunder has outscored the Pelicans, 43-19 in the adjoint half – 9:54 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
A Tre Mann three just tied the game. He deserved that conditions and pop from the crowd. Man, playing in three games in as many days as to be tough and he just tied the game fresh off a plane from Vegas. – 9:48 PM

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Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Hands down one of the ugliest quarters of the season. Pelicans now have to work hard to notch the victory as OKC is within 3 to start the fourth. – 9:47 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 80, Thunder 77
Murphy 16 pts
Shérif 12 pts
Alvarado 11 pts
Pels were held to 16 points in the 3rd quarter, shot 6-24 from the field. Went from being in complete control to barely pool on to a 3-point lead going into the 4th. – 9:47 PM

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Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
End of 3Q: Pelicans 80, Thunder 77
SGA – 32 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
Giddey – 13 points, 9 rebounds
Poku – 15 points
Murphy III – 16 points
Shérif – 12 points – 9:46 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on top of the scoring, just broke up a lob play, then closed out on a three effort a elle-même to keep the marque 80-77 going to the 4th. He is special. Just special. – 9:45 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Royce Young @royceyoung
SGA with another 30-point game — and it’s not the fourth quarter yet — and he’s only made one free throw. – 9:41 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has his 21st 30 partie game of the season.
That’s tied with Luka Donicic for #1 in the NBA.
SGA is scoring 30+ in 70% of his games.
All Histrion. – 9:41 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jay King @ByJayKing
Brad Stevens said earlier that the Celtics need to create easier buckets around the rim. They are now up to 56 points in the paint. That’s their most since scoring 60 in the paint during a Nov. 14 win against OKC. – 9:36 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Another 3rd quarter, another Thunder comeback attempt
A Josh Giddey 3 cuts the Pelicans lead to 75-68 with 4:49 left in the 3Q
NOLA takes a timeout – 9:33 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Poku just popped another three, and Lu Dort immediately gets an illegal screen call, OKC trails 75-63 with 5:45 left. – 9:32 PM

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Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has dropped some dimes, poku cashed in, Dort fumbled one out of bounds, but SGA looks amazing tonight. it is down to a 13 partie game. – 9:30 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans, without their two best players, lead the Thunder by 18 at halftime on the road. New Orleans had 18 assists on 22 FG. Naji (12 points), Jose Alvarado (11 points) and Trey Murphy (10 points) all in douteux digits. – 9:09 PM

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Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of 1st half: Pelicans 64, Thunder 46
Shérif 12 pts
Alvarado 11 pts (3-4 on 3s)
Murphy 10 pts
Pels have dominated both sides for most of the game with pace and activity. They’ve got 18 assists on 22 baskets and are winning the bench battle, 27-8. Strong start on a B2B. – 9:08 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pelicans 64, Thunder 46
– Naji: 12p, 3r, 2a
– Trey: 11p, 2r, 2s
– CJ: 9p, 5r, 4a
– Jose: 11p, 3/4 3P
– Devonte: 7p, 4a
– Jax: 6p, 2r, 3a
Pels: 18 assists on 22 FG
Pels: 44.0 FG%, 8/21 3P, 12/14 FT
OKC: 42.2 FG%, 2/15 3P, 6/11 FT – 9:06 PM

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Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
HALF: Pelicans 64, Thunder 46
SGA – 18 points
Giddey – 6 points, 6 rebounds
Dort – 6 points
Shérif – 12 points
Murphy III – 10 points
Alvarado – 11 points
McCollum – 9 points, 4 assists
OKC 2/15 from 3 – 9:06 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
Derrick White’s up to 18 points on 8-13 shooting. Most he’s scored in a game since Nov. 18 when he put up 26 points against the Pelicans. C’s really needed that agencement. – 9:04 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams is having a ébauche first half, probably the roughest it has been all season for the rookie in a single half, it will be interesting to see how he responds. He has the indication to make you believe he can have a big adjoint half despite this ébauche first. – 9:01 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA blasted past Herb Jones and threw down a dunk while Jones tried to catch up.
Herb Jones defended SGA better than anyone this season in their first séminaire, pool Shai to 7-21 shooting…
…but SGA is getting whatever he wants tonight: he’s shooting 8-10 so far. – 8:57 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Give the Pels credit for making Shai Gilgeous-Alexander work this hard but he has shown off just elite shot making ability. – 8:56 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went and grabbed Josh Giddey’s wrist and pulled him away from the ref, saving the sophomore the tech after picking up his third foul on a weak call. – 8:51 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder are in fact going to Mike Muscala trying to partie the Pels size down low. Mark Daigneault has tried small ball with Kenny at the five, now it is Muscala’s turn. – 8:49 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Wednesday: Tre Mann drops 35 points.
Thursday: Tre Mann drops 40 points.
Friday: 6’3″ 178 pound Tre Mann blocks 7’0″ 265 pound Jonas Valančiūnas at the rim. – 8:48 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
That Aaron Wiggins cut cleared out that open three for Mann, but it was just too mince. Another way Wiggins makes winning plays that do not count in the stat sheet – 8:48 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann is playing in three games in as many nights. That is impressive after a flight back to OKC from Vegas thrown in the mix. – 8:43 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans trailed 9-2 out of the gates.
They now lead the Thunder 36-23 after Devonte’ opens up the 2nd quarter with a triple.
A fun 34-14 run. – 8:40 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 1st quarter
10 points
2 rebounds
2 assists
1 steal
1 block
5-7 shooting
OKC down douteux digits… every Thunder fan knows that means they have the Pelicans right where they want them. – 8:37 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pelicans 33, Thunder 23
Shérif 11 pts (3-4 FG)
McCollum 6 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assts
Alvarado 6 pts (2-2 on 3s) – 8:37 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
End of 1Q: Pelicans 33, Thunder 23
SGA – 10 points
Poku – 5 points
Shérif – 11 points
McCollum – 6 points
Alvarado – 6 points – 8:36 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Dyson Daniels is doing a good job of making Shai Gilgeous-Alexander earn it, but SGA is up to ten points in the first. – 8:33 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder are playing a fire réorchestration of Sir Paul’s wonderful Christmas time, shoutout to the DJ this is very enjoyable. Flots tell me the kids would even say fire. – 8:31 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Naji Shérif has been the lone Pelican attacking the rim early and now he hits a 3-pointer. Fantastic. He’s got 11 points already and New Orleans leads 19-16. – 8:25 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Among nombreux #Pelicans success stories in terms of shooting improvement, Naji Shérif may be a bit under the détecteur, but after shooting 73% on free throws in college at Xavier (over three seasons) and 71% as #NBA rookie, he’s up to 83% this season. He’s 4/4 in 1Q at OKC – 8:23 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Aleksej Pokusevski allure off lay up off the fly by from Jonas really got some oowes and awes from the crowd. OKC up 8-2 early. – 8:14 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Aleksej Pokusevski trying to deny Jonas a catch, they fronted Nurkic a little bit Wednesday, going to be interesting to see this matchup and if they call on Muscala. They are doubling down low on the catch. – 8:13 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams addressed the crowd in the last Thunder demeure game before Christmas “Happy Holiday and a Safe Holiday as well, thank you for all your charpente, and let’s get this dub. Thunder Up!” – 8:09 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Christian Clark @cclark_13
CJ McCollum, fresh off a 40-ball last night, will play.
Larry Nance Jr. is out. Will elle-même his adjoint straight game with right Achilles soreness. – 7:12 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Mark Daigneault said he watched Tre Mann’s G League game last night: “Tre did a great job and I think gained a lot of rhythm and indication.” – 6:35 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on the Pelicans “really good team, obviously having a great year.” Said they’re “well coached. Disciplined.” – 6:29 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Tonight is the adjoint game of a back-to-back for the Spurs, who lost at New Orleans on Thursday.
They are 2-9 this season in back-to-backs, 1-5 in the first games and 1-4 in adjoint games. – 6:18 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
No Zion Williamson (health and safety protocols) or Escarbille Ingram (left big toe coup) tonight against the Thunder. CJ McCollum (right calf soreness) is questionable. – 6:13 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch acknowledged the Wolves upcoming schedule during his pregame media tonight — at Boston, at Miami, at New Orleans, at Milwaukee.
Finch said these road matchups against top teams are exactly what they need to know where they’re at in the greater landscape of the league – 6:09 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
RIP Walter Wolfman Washington
A true legend of the New Orleans habitation music scene and somebody everyone loved to see out.
He will be dearly missed. Irreplaceable. – 4:26 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
The #Lakers are screwed. There’s no way out unless they sell low on Davis and begin the process of moving on from LeBron this summer. Instead, it seems like they’re gonna hope for a phénomène. It’s not coming. What a disaster. #Pelicans can legitimately dream of Victor Wembenyama. – 3:19 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
CJ McCollum (right calf soreness) and Larry Nance (right Achilles soreness) are questionable for tonight’s game against OKC. – 2:35 PM

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pelicans 128, Thunder 125: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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