Eric Gordon guides New Orleans to 105-102 win over OKC

TULSA, OK (Sporting Alert) — Eric Gordon scored 21 points and Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson combined for 36 and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-102 in a preseason game at BOK Center on Thursday night.

Gordon shot 6-for-9 from the floor to lead the way, while Davis and Anderson finished with 18 points and six rebounds apiece.

Davis, who netted two late free throws to seal the win, also had a last second block on Jeremy Lamb, who was attempting a three point jumper in an effort to tie the game.

The Thunder were led by star forward Kevin Durant, who had 25 points, six rebounds and three blocks in the defeat.

Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson both scored 12 points, with the latter adding nine assists as well and Serge Ibaka and Ryan Gomes each scored 11.

Steven Adams pulled down 15 rebounds and scored 10 points in the defeat for Oklahoma City, which dropped its first preseason game and fell to 3-1.

Brian Roberts, who made the go-ahead bucket that gave New Orleans a 103-102 lead, finished with 14 points, while Al-Farouq Aminu supported with a fine double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds in the win for the Pelicans, who stayed undefeated in preseason and a 5-0 record.

KOBY FRANZ | Staff Writer

Kobe Franz is a huge sports fan, but loves the Oklahoma City Thunder and the rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Franz also enjoys spending time with his family.

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