Pelicans 123, Bucks 121 (OT)

Jrue Holiday scored 28 of his season-high 36 points after halftime to lead New Orleans to an overtime victory over host Milwaukee.

Holiday added nine rebounds and six assists for New Orleans, which held on for its season-high fifth win in a row when Jason Terry’s 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.

“I was just being aggressive, really,” he said. “I forced some issues and made some shots.”

Anthony Davis, who entered the game as the league’s third-leading scorer (27.7 ppg), added 27 points and 13 rebounds.

The Pelicans trailed by 18 early in the second half but outscored Milwaukee 38-19 in the third quarter.

Khris Middleton scored 25 points for the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the No. 2 scorer in the NBA (27.8) and Eric Bledsoe each added 20, but the Bucks lost for only the fourth time in the last 14 games and fell to 9-26 all-time against New Orleans.

Rajon Rondo came up with the play of the game by draining a 3-pointer from the right wing as the 24-second clock was about to expire to give the Pelicans a 123-119 lead with 1:25 remaining in overtime.

Hornets 114, Pistons 98

Dwight Howard had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Kemba Walker added 17 points and host Charlotte beat Detroit for their season-best fourth straight win. The Hornets improved to 27-33 while making a push toward the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs.

Seven Charlotte players scored in double digits, and the Hornets’ bench outscored Detroit’s reserves 51-28.

Blake Griffin led the Pistons with 20 points on 10-for-18 shooting, while Andre Drummond had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Detroit has lost five of six.

The Hornets used a 14-0 run, sparked entirely by the bench, to outscore Detroit 38-27 in the second quarter. In that big stretch, reserve forward Frank Kaminsky had six points while backup center Cody Zeller and forward Traveon Graham each had four.

By halftime, Charlotte held a 70-46 advantage, as all 10 players who got into the game scored.

Wizards 109, 76ers 94

Otto Porter scored 24 points, Bradley Beal added 23 and host Washington had a dominant second quarter in a victory over Philadelphia.

Kelly Oubre scored 16 of his 19 points in the first half to help fourth-place Washington move a half-game ahead of Indiana in the Eastern Conference standings.

NOTEBOOK: NBA agent Fegan dies

Longtime NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a car crash Sunday. He was 56.

The Colorado State Patrol said Fegan was driving an SUV when he tried to merge onto a highway and was broadsided by a commuter bus near Aspen, about 180 miles west of Denver.