NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (36-46)


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vs. PHX 
W 118-103
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L 97-112
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Zion Williamson, Pelicans aim to end "negative" narratives

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A few months after Zion Williamson was left entirely out of Pelicans promotional material regarding ticket renewals, the injury-riddled star forward was back to being celebrated Wednesday as a supremely influential figure in New Orleans' future.

"The last few months were a roller-coaster of emotions," Williamson said. "The world just ran with narratives, and so when my family was going out in public, they're getting harassed by people about why we don't like New Orleans or why we don't want to be here, when that's not the case at all.

"I wasn't able to play because my foot was broke," Williamson continued. "Every time I checked my phone it's always something negative. Even when you're trying to make positive of the situation, it was very tough."

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Leaders
Points: Brandon Ingram22.7
Rebounds: Jonas Valanciunas11.4
Assists: Brandon Ingram5.6
FG%: Jonas Valanciunas54.4%
Steals: Herbert Jones1.67
Blocks: Jonas Valanciunas0.81
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.3 (13)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 24.9 (15)
FG%: 47.1% (24)
FT%: 78.6% (24)
3P%: 36.5% (26)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.3 (21)
Rebounds: 45.2 (11)
Assists: 25.0 (12)
FG%: 45.7% (23)
FT%: 78.9% (10)
3P%: 33.2% (27)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Memphis 56 26 .683 --
x-Dallas 52 30 .634 4.0
x-New Orleans 36 46 .439 20.0
xyz-San Antonio 34 48 .415 22.0
Houston 20 62 .244 36.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20/2021 Zion Williamson Right foot fracture
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