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Pacers come back from six down with :25 in regulation, Brogdon hits OT game-winner (VIDEO)

Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 4: Malcolm Brogdon #7 celebrates with Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 4, 2021 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

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New Orleans had this game in hand.

The Pelicans were up 106-100 and had the ball with :50 seconds left in the fourth quarter. They ran the shot clock down, but a J.J. Redick miss from three gave the Pacers hope — and Victor Oladipo came through with a deep 29-foot three to make it 106-103 Pelicans, but with :20.5 left. New Orleans just had to inbound the ball, be in control, and force the Pelicans to foul.

Instead, Oladipo stole the ball from Lonzo Ball and fed Myles Turner to tie the game.

The Pelicans had a timeout there, but neither the coaching staff nor Ball used it.

After a few missed shots the game went to overtime, where the Pacers were in control until a Zion Williamson layup, some amazing hustle plays by Steven Adams, and then a Ball dunk tied the game 118-118 with :25.5 seconds left in OT.

That’s when Malcolm Brogdon made the play of the game, getting around Eric Bledsoe and into the lane for a floater.


It’s a steal of a win for the Pacers, a punch to the Pelicans’ gut.

Oladipo scored 25 and Brogdon 21 for Indiana, while Domantas Sabonis continued his strong start to the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Brandon Ingram had 31 points to lead the Pelicans, while Zion scored 24 and added 10 rebounds.