Holiday saves Pelicans in 131-124 win over 76ers

76ers: Embiid, whose playing time had been limited since offseason knee surgery, was expected to play in New Orleans after sitting out in Cleveland on Saturday night. … Covington was ruled out because of a back injury stemming from his leap into the stands in Cleveland a night earlier. … Guard T.J. McConnell also was scratched with a left shoulder sprain. … Amir Johnson and Trevor Booker each had 16 points for the Sixers. … Dario Saric had 13 points and 11 rebounds. … Richaun Holmes scored 12 points.

The teams were tied at 92 after regulation as Andrew Harrison blocked Westbrook’s 3-point attempt at the end of the fourth.

Alex Abrines, starting for the injured Paul George, made two 3-pointers in the early stages of overtime to keep Oklahoma City tied with Memphis. Abrines would match Westbrook’s 20 points to lead the Thunder — the 20 points was Abrines’ career-high. He converted 6 of 8 from outside the arc.

“I just felt confident this morning,” Abrines said, “and I hit the first three (3-pointers) I shot, so that gave me a lot of confidence.”

Tyreke Evans led Memphis with 29 points and 13 rebounds, while Marc Gasol finished with 22 points. Ben McLemore contributed a season-best 17 points as the Grizzlies lost their third straight and 14th of the last 15.

The Bucks built a 22-point fourth-quarter advantage, but Utah pulled to 95-86 on a 3-pointer by Donovan Mitchell with 4:05 to play. Bledsoe answered with a triple on the other end, and the Bucks closed out the game on a 22-14 run.

Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with 20 points and nine rebounds. Alec Burks added 20 points.

“The way we started the game was terrible,” Mitchell said. “We came out flat, gave up transition points that we never give up. We just didn’t look like us.”canadiens_002_5139df3c8811ee56-140x140

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