The basketball players of the New Orleans Pelicans welcomed the Phoenix Suns, who after the debacle in the last round wanted to improve their impression, but they experienced another one. The result was 128:117 for the Pelicans.
After an equal first half, after which New Orleans had the advantage of the 3rd point with a score of 55:52, a real rhapsody of the local basketball players followed.
During the third part, they scored as many as 40 points, and it came off at +13. before the decisive 12th minute. In the last part, the Sans played brilliantly and were already in the middle completely reversing the result, Payne scored 107:108 for Phoenix.
However, that was the maximum of this team, Zion Williamson took matters into his own hands and pushed New Orleans to victory. In the end, a convincing victory of the new leader of the West, the New Orleans team, with a score of 128:117.
Zion Williamson was the most efficient player among the Pelicans with 35 points. He was followed by Jose Alvarado with 20 points, McCollum had 18, and Larry Nance had one less point.
In the ranks of Phoenix, Ayton stood out with a double-double performance of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Chris Paul had 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Booker and Craig scored 14 each.
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-9 and atop the West. After the 2nd defeat, the Phoenix tied at 16-10 and fell to third place. In two days, the same opponents meet again.