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TULSA, Okla. – Brian Roberts scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, including the go-ahead jumper with 30.6 seconds left, and the New Orleans Pelicans stayed unbeaten in the preseason with a 105-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Roberts put the Pelicans in front after Reggie Jackson's driving layup had given the Thunder a 102-101 lead. Anthony Davis added two free throws with 21 seconds left to push the Pelicans' lead to 105-102, then blocked Jeremy Lamb's 3-point attempt with 3.2 seconds left.
Eric Gordon scored 21 points for the Pelicans and Davis finished with 18.
Kevin Durant shrugged off a slow start to score 25 points. He played 32 minutes and did not see action in the fourth quarter.