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NEW ORLEANS — Entering Monday night, NBA teams holding a lead of six points or more with less than 25 seconds remaining in regulation were 8,104-2 over the past 10 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The Indiana Pacers made sure the New Orleans Pelicans took loss No. 3 in that scenario with a shocking 118-116 win at the Smoothie King Center.
With the Pelicans holding a 106-100 lead, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo hit a 3-pointer with 20.5 seconds to play, then the Pacers forced a steal and got another 3-pointer, this one by Myles Turner with 6.9 to go to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, Malcolm Brogdon provided the game-winning floater with 1.7 seconds left.
It was a remarkable comeback for a team that battled foul trouble throughout the night. Brogdon’s shot meant the Pacers wouldn’t have to play a second overtime without Turner and Domantas Sabonis, both of whom had fouled out.
“All I was thinking about was getting to my spot,” Brogdon said of his winning shot. “Everything else at that point was irrelevant. I was thinking I can make