New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram thought he had just won the game for his side when he hit a jumper in the final second of the game against Utah Jazz on Thursday.
The score read 122-121 with just 0.2 seconds left on the clock and Utah Jazz coming with the possession after a time out.
The reactions after Ingram’s shot felt like the game had already finished and the final 0.2 seconds felt like a mere formality. However, things took a turn when Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes fouled Rudy Gobert. The drama was yet to unfold as the Utah big man managed to convert just one of the two free throws and the game was forced into overtime.
An absolute thriller of a game came to an end with New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram netted a jumper and the clock read 0.2 seconds left.
The Pelicans eventually managed six points more than Utah in OT as the final score read 138-132.
The game winner.
Or so we thought. pic.twitter.com/apGOeB8nXT
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 17, 2020
Brandon Ingram finished with career-high figures
Although a 12th position in the Western Conference with a 16-26 record does not look great currently, the future for the Pelicans looks promising. Ingram, 22, finished with a career-high 49 points on Wednesday scoring 15/25 field goals. He also added eight rebounds and six assists.
Game Winner ✔️
Career-high in scoring (42) ✔️
Beats a team that has won 10 in a row, 15 of 16 ✔️
Brandon Ingram is an All-Star pic.twitter.com/833kMNC4Uq
— The Bird Writes (@thebirdwrites) January 17, 2020
Adding to the good form of their youngsters, the news of Zion Williamson returning in the next week will boost the Pelicans squad and they might even aspire for a play-off position. They are currently three wins away from the Memphis Grizzlies in the last play-off spot and it does look realistic with the talent in their roster.
Young stars showed out in New Orleans 🌟
Donovan Mitchell: 46 Pts (ties career high)
Brandon Ingram: 49 Pts (career high) pic.twitter.com/4yLkksI0Tm
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2020