Pelicans rise above Pacers 124-117

Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 8, 2020, in Indianapolis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 14 of his 31 points in the final 2:26, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans beat the Indiana Pacers 124-117.

Despite not having top two scorers Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, the Pelicans (22-31) led for much of the game before needing to rally late to hand the Pacers (31-22) their fifth consecutive loss.

Holiday’s 3-pointer with 2:26 remaining broke a 108-all tie. He hit a fadeaway jumper to make it 113-110 and another 3-pointer for a 118-110 lead with 45 seconds remaining.