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Graham hits 8 3s, pushes Pelicans past Bucks 116-112 in OT

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 10:49:19-05

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Devonte’ Graham hit eight 3-pointers and added two clutch free throws late in overtime to finish with 26 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks 116-112 on Friday night.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 24 points and Brandon Ingram added 22 for New Orleans, which won its second straight on the heels of Graham’s 60-foot winner at the horn in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.

Former Pelicans star Jrue Holiday, who received a warm welcome during pre-game introductions, scored a career-high 40 points to help Milwaukee force overtime on the road despite being without top scorers Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

Grayson Allen hit seven 3s and tied a season high with 25 points for the defending champion Bucks.

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