Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey combined for 63 points as the Thunder defeated the Pelicans 123-118 in the ninth place vs 10th place game of the NBA Play-In Tournament. Gilgeous-Alexander paced Oklahoma City with 32 points, while Giddey just missed a triple-double with 31 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists. The Thunder keep their season alive and will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday for a chance to clinch the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Brandon Ingram paced New Orleans with 30 points in the losing effort. The Pelicans led by six at halftime, but were outscored 39-to-24 in the third quarter.