The Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans both played overtime Thursday night.
Both were short-handed.
Both will be tired when they complete back-to-backs with a Friday night matchup in New Orleans.
The Hawks needed two overtimes to earn a 134-129 victory over the host San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans lost to the visiting Orlando Magic 115-110 in one overtime on Thursday.
The Pelicans had won four of five before their setback to the Magic. The Hawks had lost four of five before defeating the Spurs.
On Thursday, Atlanta’s John Collins missed his first game of what is expected to be a one-week absence because of a sprained left ankle sustained against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. De’Andre Hunter is expected to miss his fifth straight game Friday because of a sore right knee.