New Orleans Saints win, but Saints lose in OT to Jets
Posted On August 3, 2021
NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans won the second game of their seven-game homestand Friday night, defeating the New York Jets in overtime in their final home game of the regular season.
New Orleans’ season ended after losing in overtime to the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 11.
The Pelicans won 91-82 in overtime, including a 3-pointer by Anthony Davis with 2:42 remaining.
Davis had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Jets (12-26) won their fifth straight and third in four days, while the Pelicans lost for the fifth time in seven games.
“We had a lot of turnovers,” coach Alvin Gentry said.
New Orleans led 31-21 with 2 minutes, 5 seconds left in regulation before the Jets answered with a 3 from Quincy Pondexter with 2 seconds left. “
Our bench was strong.”
New Orleans led 31-21 with 2 minutes, 5 seconds left in regulation before the Jets answered with a 3 from Quincy Pondexter with 2 seconds left.
The game-tying 3-point attempt by Jamal Murray with 11 seconds left put New Orleans ahead 62-57.
New York finished the first half on a 14-4 run to get within two.
But the Pelicans hit a 3 by Davis with 10 seconds left to cut the deficit to 61-58.
“That’s how close it was,” Pelicans coach Alvin Henson said.
The Hornets went on a 12-4 spurt to open the second half.
“I thought we dominated them,” Pelicans forward Josh McRoberts said.
Davis was 3 of 7 from the field.
He had nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in 22 minutes.
Davis’ 3-pointers at the end of regulation and overtime tied the score at 63-60.
The Knicks (14-24) have lost three straight and six of seven.
“A lot of our guys missed shots,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.
Rookie forward Anthony Davis had nine points and six rebounds for the Pelicans.
New Jersey, which has won four straight, trailed by as many as 18 points in the second quarter.
“They had their chances,” Woodson joked.
“Their energy was good.”
New York had been down 13 in the first quarter and had nine turnovers in the opening 2 minutes.
It finished 12 of 17 for the game.
“It was a good start for us,” New York guard Jarrett Jack said.
He said he thinks it will take “some time” for the Knicks to regain their momentum.
The Nets shot 49.7 percent for the night.
New England was up to 50.9 percent.
“One thing about New England, they are going to win,” Woodsons team captain John Wall said.
New Hampshire trailed by six early in the third quarter before scoring the next nine points.
The Panthers shot 54 percent for most of the third, including 29.5 percent from 3-Point range.
New Mexico’s Markell Meggs scored 13 points, but the Wildcats outscored the Hornets 36-18.
“Just the lack of execution,” Megg, who had 10 points and seven rebounds, said.
Megg said he was glad he didn’t have to make any of the turnovers.
He added, “I can’t complain about the lack-of-communication and just the lack (of) execution.”
The Pelicans trailed by 13 at the half and never recovered.
The first-half run put New York up 10 with 13:33 left, but they made six free throws to take a 61-59 lead.
Newell’s 3-Pointer, by Davis, with 6 seconds left gave the Pelicans a 69-58 lead with 3:21 left.
Davis missed the shot, but Woodson was satisfied with the play.
“He’s been on the ground a little bit,” Wood said.
I thought he did a great job of finding him in the post.”
NOTES: The Knicks won the season series for the first time since beating Philadelphia 76-73 on Dec. 23, 2007.
The Hornets are 11-2 in games played in New Orleans since the team moved to the city.
New Orleans is 3-1 against New York in the playoffs.
Woodson’s career record against the Knicks is 20-17.
Center DeMarre Carroll was held out with an ankle injury.
Megg was 6 of 13 for eight points.
Former New Orleans guard Joe Dumars had 21 points.