Basketball: Steven Adams produces stellar double-double as New Orleans Pelicans beat Indiana Pacers

Steven Adams has produced a stellar 30 minutes as the New Orleans Pelicans won their second-straight NBA game.

The big Kiwi centre scored a second double-double in two games, producing 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Pelicans pipped the Indiana Pacers 114-113 in Indianapolis. 

Forward Zion Williamson scored 18 points and Lonzo Ball 20, but it was swingman Brandon Ingram who proved the difference, with 30 points, six rebounds and sevens assists in his 39 minutes.

The Pacers almost overhauled an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit but fell short despite Justin Holiday's 22 points.

The Pacers took a 30-27 lead into the second quarter, but off the back of a dominant two-quarter stretch from Williamson, the Pelicans won the next 24 minutes 59-45 to build a game-winning lead.

The Pacers made five 3-pointers during an 18-10 run to start the fourth quarter and closed within 96-93 midway through the period.

Ball answered with a 3-pointer, but Justin Holiday, Aaron Holiday and Doug McDermott responded with consecutive 3-pointers to give Indiana 102-101 lead.

The score was tied at 105, 107 and 110 before Adams made a tip-in and Ingram hit a jumper for a four-point Pelicans lead with 42 seconds left.

Turner answered with a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left, but that ended the scoring as Ingram missed a jumper and Turner missed on a drive.

The win lifts the Pelicans to 9-12 - three games back from a playoff spot in a jam-packed Western Conference.