Postgame recap: Hawks 94, Pelicans 93

Ross Houston
January 19, 2018

The final minute of the Hawks' 94-93 win was packed with action with a 2-pointer by Bazemore with 2.1 seconds left to take the lead 94-93 sealed the game. "Everybody was attacking him, everybody was being aggressive trying to limit his shots, just trying to make him uncomfortable all night".

Both men are capable of shooting the 3-ball, but Davis is smart enough not to rely on it, hence why he only attempts two per game and Cousins averages 6.2, which is a detriment to the team. The Celtics led by three towards the end of the frame at one point before the Pelicans finished strong and pulled ahead before the start of the fourth quarter. The 25-year-old former Duke Blue Devil is tied with Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler for second in the league among players with at least 20 games played this season in scoring during the last five minutes of a game with * a href="*GE*20:PLAYER_NAME*E*&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *4.0. "I think that was the biggest difference".

DeMarcus Cousins finished with 19 points, 17 boards, seven dimes and two blocks while Jrue Holiday finished with a game-high 22 points (56% from the field), four assists, and one block.

Coming off a victory over San Antonio, the Hawks won back-to-back games for only the second time this season and snapped the Pelicans' three-game winning streak.

The Celtics found themselves trailing by double-digits at halftime, and part of that was because their best player was ice cold in the first half. The upper deck wasn't even used, allowing everyone in the estimated turnout of around 5,000 to watch the contest from the lower level. In an otherwise bad night for Phoenix, 17-year National Basketball Association veteran Tyson Chandler grabbed 14 rebounds to become the 40th player in league history to top 10,000 (10,003). They were playing pretty well at a great pace. The game got so bad that the Knicks were already blowing out the Pelicans midway through the third quarter (96-77). The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last seven road games. The Hawks were slightly better at taking care of the ball, with 11 turnovers compared to the Pelicans' 14.

"I thought we did a great job in the overtime", Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. The No. 9 selection in the 2013 draft has averaged 10.6 points and 3.6 assists in 267 career games with Utah and Washington.

Although New Orleans looked like a team on a mission in the first half (65 points scored), the second half was a completely different tale.

Dragic's second-half surge included a burst of 11 straight points, including three three-pointers.

If the team needed an easy basket, he would go for a 3-pointer.

The run was short-lived.

The first quarter ended with the Pelicans leading, 32-25.

Hawks: Continue a six-game homestand by hosting the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

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