With the game out of hand and the final seconds ticking…

With the game out of hand and the final seconds ticking off the clock, Giles stole the ball, raced down court and threw down a nasty windmill dunk for the final points of the game. Giles is never one to hide his emotions and he shimmied back down the court. “I don’t really shimmy too much,” Giles told reporters after the game on a Zoom video call. “I had a big play, so I just, you know, why not? Why not have a little fun? Just had a little fun after, not something I do a lot, but I just have fun with the game. “I put a little exclamation on the end.”
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Kyrie Irving capped a 32-point performance with a tough turnaround jumper, a driving layup through converging defenders and four free throws in the final minute, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 134-129 victory over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. “Obviously, when Kyrie does his thing and hits tough shots like that, it truly saves us,” said Nets forward Blake Griffin, who had 16 points and eight rebounds in a reserve role. “But I thought overall we did a better job of just trying to like, do it by committee, moving off the ball and not settling.”
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Williamson, who was debuting his own Jordan brand basketball shoe, scored 33 points, mostly on strong moves in the paint that produced dunks and contested layups. Brandon Ingram added 27 points for the Pelicans, who fell four games behind Golden State and San Antonio for the final play-in spot in the Western Conference with 14 games left in the regular season. “I’m not going to lie,” Williamson said. “It does get kind of annoying to sit up here every other game saying we’re right there and we’re not closing out. So, I think we’ve got to focus on some of those small things. I say it over and over, but until we do it, some of those outcomes aren’t going to change.”
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