The former Duke Basketball superstar, JJ Redick, hit a game winning shot in the final seconds to lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Just about 24 hours removed from a 10-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, the New Orleans Pelicans were back in action on Saturday night in Sacramento to face the Kings.
In a battle between two teams vying for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, JJ Redick lifted the Pelicans over the Kings with a game winning shot with 1.1 seconds left on the clock as New Orleans secured a 117-115 victory.
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Redick ended the game with 18 points in 27 minutes in addition to two rebounds, three assists, and one steal on 5-of-10 shooting, 3-of-6 from 3-point range, and making all five of his free throw attempts.
The win improved New Orleans to 12-24 on the season and three games back of the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 8 seed in the West.
On Saturday night, Brandon Ingram struggled, going 4-of-13 from the field, but the former Blue Devil still finished with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals on the evening, but fouled out after playing 31 minutes.
Following the game, Giles and Bagley met with a contingent of Duke fans and alumni that attended the game in Sacramento as Okafor and Redick made an appearance at the meet-and-greet.
The Kings will be back on the floor Monday, January 6 at home against the Golden State Warriors and the Pelicans will also be back in action on Monday at home against the Utah Jazz.