Oklahoma City Thunder beat New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 in a winner-take-all postseason game.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points, with 25 coming in the second half, while Josh Giddey added 31 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds for the Thunder.
Gilgeous-Alexander's patient approach in the first half opened up his offensive game in the second half, including spinning dribble drives, mid-range jumpers, and a 3-pointer
The Pelicans were eliminated from the playoffs, finishing ninth in the Western Conference standings.
The Thunder will face the Timberwolves in the play-in tournament, with the winner becoming the eighth seed in the playoffs and playing the top-seeded Denver Nuggets.
A flagrant foul was called on Josh Richardson after he knocked Giddey to the floor in the fourth quarter, but the Thunder secured the win with free throws.