Video: Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday drains game-winning dagger vs. Nets
The New Orleans Pelicans sustained and improved their unblemished record to 4-0 to start the season after taking down the gritty Brooklyn Nets at home Friday night to the tune of a 117-115 score. The Pelicans came awfully close to absorbing their first loss of the season, but there’s no way point guard Jrue Holiday was going to allow the Nets send New Orleans home fans into the weekend feeling salty about their team.
With the Pelicans down by a point, 115-114 with only 7.5 seconds remaining in regulation, Holiday decided to take matters into his own hands. After taking the inbound pass from forward Nikola Mirotic from the other side of the floor, Holiday brought the ball downcourt himself where he got a solid pick from teammate Anthony Davis. Holiday was then met by Nets center Jarrett Allen met near the free throw line but it only took him a sleek in-and-out dribble to lose the big man and create enough separation to rise and knock down the game-winning bucket.
The Nets still had a chance to win the game, but their attempt was foiled by an Anthony Davis steal off a botched inbound attempt.
Jrue Holiday finished the game with a game-high 26 points on 9-for-19 shooting from the field to go with three rebounds, and five assists in 38 minutes of action.
The Pelicans won’t have much time to celebrate the win over Brooklyn, as they are set to host the Utah Jazz Saturday night.