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Dejounte Murray’s triple-double powers Hawks past Pelicans in OT

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Nov 5, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (3) drives the ball past Atlanta Guard Dejounte Murray (5) in the first quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Larry Robinson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Larry Robinson-USA TODAY Sports

Dejounte Murray produced a triple-double and sparked the Atlanta Hawks to a 124-121 overtime win against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

Murray scored Atlanta’s final two baskets of regulation, including the game-tying field goal with 4.1 seconds to force overtime. He scored the first two baskets in overtime and made two free throws with 12.5 seconds left to give Atlanta a six-point lead.

Murray had 22 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals for the 18th regular-season triple-double of his career. Trae Young led the team with 34 points and 10 assists and Clint Capela had season highs with 21 points, 19 rebounds and matched his season best with four blocked shots.

New Orleans got 29 points apiece from Zion Williamson and C.J. McCollum. Williamson had eight rebounds and McCollum had 10. Herbert Jones added 19 points and nine rebounds.

Atlanta led 103-90 with 4:51 remaining in the fourth, but New Orleans rode a 12-0 run and tied the game 105-105 on McCollum’s 3-pointer. New Orleans took a two-point lead on a Williamson jumper, but Atlanta tied the game on a bucket by Murray with 4.1 seconds left to send the game to overtime at 109-109.

The Hawks led by 12 with 3:19 left to play in the second quarter after Capela made a dunk, but New Orleans used a 7-0 run to pull within five before Atlanta went into the break with a 60-52 lead.

It was the 101st game in which Young has scored 30-plus points, breaking the tie with John Drew for fourth place in franchise history. Lou Hudson is No. 3 with 167.

It also was the 30th straight game in which Atlanta has scored 100-plus points dating back to March 3, 2022, and the fifth-longest scoring streak in franchise history.

The two teams will complete their season series on Feb. 7 in New Orleans. They split two games last season.

New Orleans continues its three-game road trip at Indiana on Monday. The Hawks host Milwaukee on Monday.

–Field Level Media