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Pelicans squeeze out 114-107 win vs. Thunder in showcase of superstars

Square the New Orleans Pelicans All-Star power couple against the triple threat of the Oklahoma City Thunder and receive exactly what Monday concocted at the Smoothie King Center: An All-Star-on-All-Star highlight montage on hyperdrive.

Cousins was Ejected in the third quarter for a Flagrant-2 foul, given to the NBA’s most egregious offenses of “unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player,” per the league's rules.

He scored 36 points — including shooting 18 for 22 from the free-throw line, a season high — and gathered 15 rebounds in 45 minutes, looking like the All-NBA, uninjured version of himself.

That didn't happen, but New Orleans countered unlike it had all season, much to the delight of the Cousins-less Smoothie King Center filled with 16,765 vocal viewers.

The Pelicans pulled off a win unlike any New Orleans has had this season, one that’s capable of brewing confidence in a team which once trailed by nearly 20 points against one of the conference’s superpowers.

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