Pelicans reach NBA Playoffs for first time in years after nail-biting win vs Clippers

The is New Orleans Pelicans It is in NBA playoffs For the first time since 2018 after biting nails play championship victory over Los Angeles Clippers Friday night at the Arena.

Brandon Ingram He led all scorers with 30 points to lead his team to overtake video clip After trailing by 13 points. The Pelicans went in a 14-1 scoring run to tie halfway through the fourth quarter with 3 pointers by CJ McCollumWho finished the night with 19 points.

Dawn of the Pelicans advanced 16 points before returning

New Orleans had led by 16 points and went into the first half by 10, but the Clippers coach Tai Lu He made some tweaks to the lineup and his Los Angeles team managed to take a 13-point lead before Bellis took over. The Clippers beat the Pelicans by 20 points in the third quarter and were apparently on their way to the playoffs.

Clippers were without Paul George, who was disqualified after testing positive for COVID-19. during his absence, Reggie Jackson And Marcus Morris Sr. The video gave some hope by scoring 27 points.

Norman Powell And Robert Covington He added 17 and 14 points each, but that wasn’t enough to get past New Orleans. for swans, Larry Nance Jr. He scored 14 points and 16 rebounds for his first double of the season. Trey Murphy III Contributed to winning by 14 points on his own.

He will face the Pelicans in the first round

In the final seconds of the match, Powell missed one of his two free throws to leave the Clippers deficit at two. Jonas Valanciunas It made it a four-point lead over the Pelicans on the other end, and both Jackson and Morris Sr. missed a 3-point attempt that would have put the Clippers at just one point on the scoreboard.

Now that the Pelicans are in the NBA playoffs, the questions surrounding Zion WilliamsonPlayer availability will only increase as Williamson and the team are reported to be at odds over a decision on whether or not to play with him this year. Williamson is said to be ready to step onto the field, while the franchise is unwilling to risk their massive man exacerbating the injury that has kept him all season away.

The Pelicans will now face the top of the league Phoenix SunsIn the first round of the NBA playoffs. Tipoff is scheduled for Game 1 of the Best of Seven series on Sunday, April 17th at 6:00 PM PT.