The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 140-136 in overtime, remaining three games back of the play-in tournament.
The Pelicans currently trail the Spurs and the Warriors.
“I think it gives us great momentum,. We got the win. In the locker room, that’s all we care about. We got the win and it allows us to go back home with great momentum and hopefully we can carry it,” said Zion Williamson after the game.
Williamson scored a game-high 37 points, with Lonzo Ball adding a career-high 33 points.
Ball and Williamson became the fifth pair of teammates to have at least 30 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in a game.
With eight games left in the season, Stan Van Gundy said that each game was the “biggest game of the year.”
“That’s how you have to approach it because we can’t afford very many losses. Obviously we’re fighting with Golden State, so everybody will focus on that. But you give away a game tonight, it just gets further and further out of reach.”