Brandon Ingram scored a career-best 49 points as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Utah Jazz’s 10-game NBA winning streak to an end.
Ingram thought he had won the game in regulation when he hit a jump shot with 0.2 seconds remaining, but Jaxson Hayes was called for a hold which gave the Jazz the chance to extend their purple patch.
Career-high 49 points8 rebounds6 assistsClutch shot after clutch shot.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 17, 2020
Rudy Gobert only scored one of the two free throws as the fourth quarter finished with the score at 122-122 and the Jazz failed to find the basket in the second half of overtime as the Pelicans took the game 138-132.
The Milwaukee Bucks were pipped back from a 27-point lead but held on to see off the Boston Celtics 128-123.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points while Khris Middleton added 23, but the Celtics outscored the Eastern Conference leaders 36-22 in the fourth quarter to threaten an unlikely comeback.
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32 PTS | 17 REB | 7 AST | 2 BLK pic.twitter.com/GfFHfZYK2T
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 17, 2020
Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points and Montrezl Harrell added 21 from the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 122-95.
They remain third in the Western Conference as the Denver Nuggets fought back to beat the Golden State Warriors 134-131 after overtime.
Denver outscored their opponents 40-28 in the fourth to force the extra period as the Warriors slipped to a ninth straight defeat.
In the night’s other game, the Phoenix Suns outplayed the New York Knicks to win 121-98.