Zion Williamson destroying Are these people current NBA players, or prime ministers of the former Yugoslavia? contestant Alen Smailagić last night.
Over the last two-plus weeks, the Pelicans have hit the coming of age montage in the cheesy sports film: The weird collection of semi-fitting talent has finally figured it out. They beat the Warriors last night, 115-101, for their fifth win in six games (and eighth win in 11 games), and now stand 3.5 games out of the eighth seed in the West. Plus:
Jaren Jackson Jr. is out for the Grizzlies for at least two weeks.
Damian Lillard it out for the next few games for the ninth-place Trail Blazers, who also don’t have the young and spry roster of Memphis or New Orleans.
Also, here are Zion’s point totals in all 12 of his games played this season:
22, 15, 21, 14, 24, 21, 20, 21, 31, 32, 25, 28
He’s already great.
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