ALLAS, Tx — The Pelicans were down seven with under 4 minutes to go in regulation, but used a 16-8 run to take a one-point lead with 5.1 seconds remaining . Luka Doncic was fouled with 1.9 seconds left in regulation and split a pair at the line to force overtime. Jalen Brunson opened overtime with a 3-pointer to put Dallas up 113-110, but New Orleans proceeded to go on a 7-0 run and took a four-point lead with 2:52 left in overtime. The Pelicans won by a final score of 129-125 in OT.
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with a 20-foot face-up jumper over Kenrich Williams at the 8:35 mark of the first quarter (the basket gave him four points for the game and 31,420 for his career). He was assisted by rookie Luka Doncic on the play. Nowitzki finished with eight points against the Pelicans (all in the first half) and now has 31,424 points for his career.