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L 104-107
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L 98-105
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@ NO 
L 124-131
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Holiday pushes Pelicans past 76ers

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW ORLEANS -- As the NBA pendulum swings -- moving from goat to hero -- life can change in a flash, even in the two minutes and 10 seconds between the third and fourth quarters.

The New Orleans Pelicans allowed the Philadelphia 76ers to score 40 third-quarter points and frittered away an 11-point halftime lead on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center. However, guard Jrue Holiday torched the 76ers with 19 of New Orleans' 44 fourth-quarter points, powering the Pelicans to a 131-124 victory.

"We played well in the fourth quarter, (but) we didn't do a very good job in the third quarter," New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. "We gave up 40 (in the third) and scored 44 (in the fourth), so that's not exactly how we'd like to have it happen, but we'll take any win we can get. It's really, really good for (Holiday). And I think our guys see that now, and they try to make sure he has the ball in his hands."

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Leaders
Points: Joel Embiid23.5
Rebounds: Joel Embiid11.1
Assists: Ben Simmons7.7
FG%: Ben Simmons50.7%
Steals: Ben Simmons2.08
Blocks: Joel Embiid1.95
Defense (Rank)
Points: 125.8 (30)
Rebounds: 42.3 (10)
Assists: 21.8 (12)
FG%: 44.4% (3)
FT%: 75.4% (6)
3P%: 35.3% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.2 (8)
Rebounds: 48.7 (1)
Assists: 25.9 (3)
FG%: 45.7% (13)
FT%: 74.4% (22)
3P%: 35.5% (21)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Boston 23 5 .821 --
Toronto 17 7 .708 4.0
New York 13 13 .500 9.0
Philadelphia 13 13 .500 9.0
Brooklyn 10 15 .400 11.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/8/2017 Trevor Booker Traded Part of three-player trade
11/17/2017 Robert Covington Contract Extended Signed to multi-year extension
10/16/2017 James Blackmon Jr. Waived
10/16/2017 Kris Humphries Waived
10/16/2017 Emeka Okafor Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/10/2017 Robert Covington Sore back
12/9/2017 T.J. McConnell Sprained shoulder
10/25/2017 Markelle Fultz Sore right shoulder
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