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Pelicans rally from 24 down, top Celtics 120-115 in overtime

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“We just stayed together and everybody did things that they do well.”

Zion Williamson scored 24 of his 28 points after halftime and had 10 rebounds, four assists and a block for the Pelicans, who narrowly avoided losing for the sixth time in seven games. “Everybody – coaches, players, ball boys – everybody was just engaged.”

Jayson Tatum had 32 points and nine rebounds, and Jaylen Brown scored 25 for the Celtics, who appeared to be cruising to their third victory in four games when Tristan Thompson’s free throws gave Boston a 79-55 lead in the middle of the third quarter. Robert Williams III grabbed 13 rebounds, blocked four shots and scored eight points.

Pelicans: Ball scored 16 points and Willy Hernangomez grabbed 13 rebounds.

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