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  • Holiday's heroics lift Pels

  • CHICAGO — After three overtimes and playing nearly 50 minutes, Jrue Holiday was happy to get off the court.
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  • CHICAGO — After three overtimes and playing nearly 50 minutes, Jrue Holiday was happy to get off the court.
    Winning the game was a nice bonus, too.
    Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds left and the New Orleans Pelicans outlasted the Chicago Bulls 131-128 on Monday night.
    "I really just wanted the game to be over, to be honest," he said. "I felt we had some calls that didn't go our way, but in the third overtime, we had a chance to finally close it out."
    That's something that neither team could do before that point.
    The Pelicans called a timeout with 4.5 seconds, but coach Monty Williams wasn't about to take credit for the mad scramble that left Holiday with a clear path to the basket.
    "That's just something stupid," Williams said. "Jrue just makes the play. I'm not that bright. Sometimes I try to outthink myself. He just made a great play."
    "I'd love to tell you I'm that bright, but I'm not. We draw it up for a certain thing to happen, and he just made a good play. All the credit goes to him," he said.
    Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists. The point guard made an 18-foot shot with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime.
    Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers for the Pelicans. Eric Gordon added 23 points.
    Luol Deng led the Bulls with 37 points and also had eight rebounds and seven assists. Reserve Taj Gibson had 26 points and 14 rebounds. Mike Dunleavy added 23 points and Joakim Noah had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
    Spurs 102, Hawks 100
    At San Antonio, Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift San Antonio past Atlanta.
    Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court. Boris Diaw had 16 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 11.
    The Hawks trailed 98-94 when Paul Millsap made a 3-pointer over Diaw with 17.5 seconds remaining. Manu Ginobili then made a pair of free throws for the Spurs, but Teague drained a 3 over Kawhi Leonard to tie it at 100 with 4.7 seconds left.
    Curling off a pick, Duncan drained a jumper near the free-throw line to put San Antonio ahead to stay.
    Jazz 109, Rockets 103
    At Salt Lake City, Marvin Williams scored five points in the final two minutes, Gordon Hayward broke out of a shooting slump to score 29 points and Utah beat Houston to earn its first back-to-back wins of the season.
    With Utah clinging to a 101-98 lead, Williams stole James Harden's pass and raced down for a dunk with 2 minutes left. Williams then hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 59 seconds to go to boost the lead to 108-100.
    Wizards 98, Magic 80
    At Washington, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists, and Washington beat Orlando to get to .500 for the first time since it split its first four games of the 2009-10 season.
    Nene scored 14 points and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 for Washington (9-9).
    With top scorer Bradley Beal out of the lineup for the fifth straight game, Ariza supplied the offense, hitting 8 of 9 from the field, including four 3-pointers.
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