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NBA playoffs: Pelicans beat the Spurs to clinch final spot in West

NBA playoffs: Pelicans beat the Spurs to clinch final spot in West

Anthony Davis had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans earned their first playoff berth since 2011 with a 108-103 victory Wednesday over the visiting San Antonio Spurs. Davis, who will make his playoff debut against Golden State this weekend, came through in the waning minutes with a pair of clutch jumpers, two blocks and two rebounds to prevent the Spurs from pulling off a 23-point comeback. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists, and Eric Gordon added 14 points for New Orleans, which had to win to make the postseason because Oklahoma City also won in Minnesota. The teams finished with identical records, but the Pelicans held the tiebreaker on head-to-head results....

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