The New Orleans Pelicans are in that uncomfortable center space the place the playoffs aren’t a chance and it’s too late to tank and hope to win the draft lottery. However they’re nonetheless obligated to play out the season.
And it seems just like the Pels are simply going to get extraordinarily bizarre with it down the stretch. Right here’s what occurred final evening on the finish of additional time towards the Phoenix Suns.
Main by three with 6.5 seconds left, New Orleans selected to not foul, permitting Josh Jackson to knock down a game-tying triple. The Pelicans then known as a timeout once they had none remaining. The ill-timed Chris Webber tribute resulted in a technical foul. Devin Booker made the free-throw to steal away victory.
Alvin Gentry was fast to take the blame.
”I believed we had one left,” he stated. ”We didn’t have one left. That was all on me. I’ll take the hit for that one.”
There are most likely worse methods to lose. Ask the Saints. And the stakes right here have been comparatively low. However nonetheless, pretty disagreeable and embarrassing strategy to go down.