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Pelicans pull out 110-108 win over Blazers

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS 110, Portland Trail Blazers 108

Monday night, New Orleans Arena, 17,035 announced attendance

  • HIGHLIGHTS

    • It was an old-fashioned NBA game, meaning that it came down the final five minutes.

    The teams were tied at 100 with less than four minutes to go, with Portland having come back from a 13-point deficit.

    The Pelicans' Jrue Holiday grabbed a loose ball and hit a long 2-pointer, initially ruled a 3, with 54.5 seconds to go for a 108-105 lead.

    After a Portland miss inside, Holiday failed on a 3. Then Lillard sank a 3 that rolled around the rim before going down.

    With 1.2 seconds left, Tyreke Evans canned a 20-footer to put the on top 110-108.

    The Blazers called a timeout to set up a play, but LaMarcus Aldridge didn't come close on a well-contested 16-footer from the right side.

  • WHAT IT MEANS

    • Portland, which lost in the final second Saturday at home against Miami, is on a two-game losing streak for the first time this season.

    The Blazers are 24-7.

    New Orleans is 14-15.

  • TOP PERFORMERS

    • LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, with third banana Wesley Matthews, carried the Portland offense, as usual. Aldridge finished with 28 points and eight rebounds. Lillard had 29 points and five assists, without a turnover. Matthews contributed 18 points.

    Big man Anthony Davis and guard Holiday led New Orleans. Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds. Holiday had 31 points and 13 assists. Evans added 20 points off the bench.

  • KEY STATS

    • New Orleans shot 53.9 percent from the field, scoring 68 points to Portland's 32 in the paint.

    • The Blazers outscored the Pelicans by 30 points on 3-pointers — but Portland was only 12 of 32 from beyond the arc (New Orleans was 2 of 11).

    • Lillard was 5 of 8 from 3-point range, and his 98 total 3s lead all NBA players this season.

  • NEXT

    • The Blazers will be at Oklahoma City for a 5 p.m. PT Tuesday game against the Thunder (KGW 8).