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Boston Celtics vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Live Score and Analysis

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Anthony Davis
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Boston Celtics 121-120 in overtime on Sunday night behind a career-high 40 points and 21 rebounds from Anthony Davis. 

With the win, the Pelicans (27-39) snapped a two-game losing streak. The Celtics (22-45) have lost four games in a row and seven of their last 10 dating back to Feb. 24. 

After Davis hit a go-ahead bucket with a shade over a second remaining in regulation, Celtics big man Kris Humphries hit a desperation jumper from 20 feet to send things to overtime. 

In what amounted to an offensive shootout, the Pelicans shot a staggering 50 percent from the field and boasted four double-figure scorers, including Tyreke Evans (26 points), Eric Gordon (19 points) and Brian Roberts (11 points). Gordon also posted a team-high eight assists. 

As a team, the Celtics shot 46 percent from the field and were led by 39 points on 12-of-23 shooting from Jeff Green, who also pulled down six boards in the loss. 

Rajon Rondo shot a putrid 3-of-14 from the floor, but managed six points, a game-high 14 assists and eight rebounds in 45 minutes. 

Humprhies finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Jared Sullinger and Avery Bradley added 14 and 12 points, respectively, off the pine. 

Next up for the Celtics is a matchup with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday while the Pelicans are set to square off against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. 

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