New Orleans Pelicans snapped Minnesota Timberwolves' four-game dominating streak with a thrilling beating of 128-125 on Tuesday night in the Smoothie King Center. Brandon Ingram's last-minute effort from 26-feet away with 1.3 seconds on the clock helped the Pelicans end the late Minnesota rally. In the wake of opening the final quarter with a 97-89 lead, New Orleans was sticking to a mere two-point lead with under 90 seconds to play.
Ingram replied with a four-point effort and pushed the lead to five to thaw Anthony Edwards’s efforts who scored 20 of his 28 points in the last 12 minutes. Then came the dreaded Pelicans' 21st turnover which brought back Minnesota into the running when Malik Beasley made it count with a three cutting the lead to a solitary point. But the Pelicans did not give up and still kept their lead intact and improved to 5-5 over their last 10 games.