JAmes Harden had a double-double of 39 points and 12 assists for the Brooklyn Nets, who defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 112-120 on the road, but with pain. The locals won 104-101 with 4:36 left to go and, led by Jonas Valanciunas, they were 110-114 with half a minute remaining. Ah ‘La Barba’ scored a triple that ensured Brooklyn’s seventh win in the last eight games.
The Nets also had the invaluable collaboration of Kevin Durant, who had 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Joe Harris, who contributed 24 points. The best in the Pelicans was Jonas Valanciunas, with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
One more day Willy Hernangmez watched the whole game again from the bench as he did not play by decision of his coach. The Pelicans close the NBA rankings with a record of one win and 12 losses, the last nine in a row.