Anthony Davis and Kris Humphries Trade Buzzer-Beaters to Force OT in NOLA

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2014

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives against Kris Humphries #43 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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In all likelihood, neither the Boston Celtics nor the New Orleans Pelicans will be playoff bound, but they sure had a great battle on Sunday night.

Anthony Davis and Kris Humphries both traded big buckets at the end of the fourth quarter. Davis buried a jumper to give the Pelicans a 112-110 lead with 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation, but Humphries responded by taking an inbounds pass from Rajon Rondo and draining a tough overtime-forcing shot in Davis' grill as time expired.

New Orleans would ultimately prevail in the extra session, though, earning a 121-120 win.

Davis scored a career-high 40 points for the Pelicans. Humphries put in 16 for the Celtics.