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Westbrook lifts Wiz past Pels at line after Zion foul in OT

This was a game between teams hoping to qualify for the NBA’s play-in round.
Credit: AP
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 10 of Washington’s 12 points in overtime to lift the Wizards past the New Orleans Pelicans 117-115. 

That included a pair of free throws to break a tie with just one second left after he was fouled by Zion Williamson.

This was a game between teams hoping to qualify for the NBA’s play-in round.

Westbrook accumulated 36 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists Friday.

That left him just shy of a seventh consecutive triple-double. 

NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal added 30 points for Washington. 

The Wizards have won three games in a row. 

Brandon Ingram scored 34 for the Pelicans.

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