The Pelicans had this one, on the road in San Antonio. After an Anthony Davis and-1 — the Pelicans go away from him far too much in crunch time, they finally trusted him at a key moment — all they had to do was defend the final 0.7. And they did the right thing, having a big man in Omer Asik playing free safety in the paint to deflect any lob attempts.
The Spurs sent Tim Duncan in for the lob anyway, Asik was there and… tipped it in.
The game went to overtime, where the Spurs won 95-93.
Asik’s New Year’s Eve champagne isn’t going to taste quite as sweet.