Devonte' Graham has made one of the greatest game-winning buzzer-beaters in NBA history, banking a 61-footer to give the New Orleans Pelicans a thrilling 113-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had just hit an off-balance 30-footer to tie the score with 2.3 seconds remaining. The Pelicans inbounded to Graham, who launched the ball from near the 3-point arc on the other end of the floor to win it.
Brandon Ingram scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Pelicans. Graham finished with 15 points and eight assists.
Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 33 points. Josh Giddey and Kenrich Williams each scored 17 points, with the Australian adding nine rebounds and seven assists in a season where he continues to flourish.
Oklahoma City led 102-100 in the fourth quarter before three straight baskets by Ingram put the Pelicans in front.
Gilgeous-Alexander banked in a three with 28 seconds remaining to cut New Orleans' lead to 106-105, but Ingram hit a contested mid-range jumper on the other end with 7.2 seconds left to push the Pelicans' lead back up to three.
The Pelicans fouled Gilgeous-Alexander intentionally to prevent him from shooting a three. Gilgeous-Alexander made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to cut New Orleans' lead to 108-107.
Ingram was fouled with 4.5 seconds left, and he made two free throws to make it a three-point game, setting up the final sequence.
In Philadelphia, Gabe Vincent hit a key three-pointer in the fourth quarter and scored 26 points to help beat the 76ers 101-96.
Duncan Robinson had 21 points for short-handed Miami, who had only 10 available players - seven undrafted because of injury, illness and COVID protocols .
Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with 27 points while Tobias Harris had 24.
Rookie Austin Reaves hit a three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Reaves' basket, his fifth from behind the arc, was the only Lakers basket in overtime scored by someone other than the team's Big Three.
LeBron James scored 24 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds after missing two games with a sore left knee.
Australian Associated Press
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