Pelicans blow big lead, lose in OT at Nuggets
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 16, 2017
Denver trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half, came all the way back to eventually force overtime, then outscored New Orleans in the extra period 13-7, taking advantage of a few critical Pelicans miscues.
New Orleans’ total of 20 turnovers proved costly, as they led to 32 Denver points in a 117-111 overtime win.
Denver second-year guard Jamal Murray sank two free throws with 25 seconds left in OT, giving the hosts a six-point lead. DeMarcus Cousins then drew a three-shot foul, but converted just one of three to keep it a five-point margin.
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