The Pelicans ran into one of the best teams in the West Saturday, and the Los Angeles Clippers escaped with a 133-130 win over New Orleans.
The game did feature another controversial call. With 5:52 to play, Clipper Montrezl Harrell reached over Derrick Favors and scored a tip-in basket. Favors was then called for a foul. The Pelicans challenged the call, and were denied. New Orleans was charged a time out.
That call, and a controversial call in the final second of a win Thursday night vs Utah had Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry tight lipped after the game.
Lonzo Ball sparked New Orleans with a triple double, 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Kahwi Leonard led the Clippers, 30-13, with 39 points. Lou Williams came off the bench to score 32, including 14 in the fourth quarter.
The Pelicans were hurt by 21 turnovers.