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It was a wild finish in regulation as the Pelicans blew a 13-point lead over the Cavs thanks to a 23-point fourth quarter explosion from LeBron James. The Cavs had a three-point lead with under 30 seconds to play, but Jrue Holiday drained a clutch three-pointer to tie the game with eight seconds remaining, which ultimately forced the extra period. Holiday finished with 13 points on 50 percent shooting from the field.
The Pelicans used that momentum to put the Cavs away in overtime, 114-108. Anthony Davis scored six of his 31 points in the extra frame to help break a four-game losing skid for New Orleans. He added 12 rebounds, four steals and a block for the game. He was one of five players in double-digit scoring for the Pelicans, who got 19 points from Eric Gordon and 18 from Ryan Anderson.
After a lackluster performance through the first three quarters, LeBron came alive in the fourth and led a Cavs charge that very nearly helped them steal a win on the road. He finished with 37 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. After draining five three-pointers in the first quarter alone, J.R. Smith went cold the rest of the way as he finished with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the floor, all but one of those shots being three-point attempts.