Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Pelicans in play-in

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) shoots against New Orleans Pelicans guard Trey Murphy III (25) during the second half of an NBA basketball play-in tournament game in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

New Orleans Pelicans forward Herbert Jones (5) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball play-in tournament game in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

NEW ORLEANS — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander highlighted his 32-point night with a go-ahead baseline jumper and four clutch free throws in the final 29 seconds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 on Wednesday night to remain alive in the Western Conference play-in tournament.