Pelicans Win Again Thanks To Clutch Jrue Jumper

(AP) Jrue Holiday highlighted a 26-point performance with a pull-up jumper near the foul line with 2 seconds left, Anthony Davis stole Brooklyn's last-gasp inbound pass, and New Orleans remained unbeaten by scoring nine straight over the last 1:49 in a 117-115 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Holiday's clutch jumper gave New Orleans a one-point lead, but Brooklyn's Ed Davis was assessed a technical foul shortly after and Holiday made a free throw before Anthony Davis leapt to tip Joe Harris' inbound pass to himself as time ran out. 

D'Angelo Russell hit six 3-pointers on his way to a 24-point performance for Brooklyn, but he committed a pivotal turnover with 7 seconds left when his pass intended for Caris LeVert sailed out of bounds. New Orleans quickly inbounded the ball to Holiday, who dribbled toward the key for his decisive 17-foot pull-up. 

The Pelicans (4-0) welcome the Utah Jazz (2-2) Saturday night to the Smoothie King Center.

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