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Bulls-Pelicans: Holiday Lifts New Orleans To 3OT Win Over Chicago

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The New Orleans Pelicans's defense of Jason Smith, left, and Ryan Anderson (33) force Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (12) to pass the ball under the basket during the second overtime period of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Chicago. The Pelicans won 131-128 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
The New Orleans Pelicans's defense of Jason Smith, left, and Ryan Anderson (33) force Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich (12) to pass the ball under the basket during the second overtime period of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Chicago. The Pelicans won 131-128 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime.

Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers. Eric Gordon added 23 points for New Orleans (9-8).

Luol Deng led the Bulls with 37 points and also had eight rebounds and seven assists. Reserve Taj Gibson had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy added 23 points and Joakim Noah had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

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