Spurs beat Pelicans in Zion Williamson’s debut game
No. 1 draft pick scores 22 points in his first NBA game as Pelicans lose to Spurs 121-117
Zion Williamson has made his most highly anticipated debut for the New Orleans Pelicans as his team were beaten by San Antonio Spurs 121-117.
Williamson was selected the first overall pick by the Pelicans at the 2019 NBA Draft but he was sidelined since the beginning of the season following his knee injury.
The Pelicans rookie missed first 44 games this season but he was impressive in his long-awaited debut game late Wednesday, scoring 22 points in 18 minutes.
He produced 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, but his effort could not avoid his team's loss.
For the losing side, Brandon Ingram scored 22 points and Lonzo Ball posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 assists.
LaMarcus Aldridge was dominant for the Spurs during the game as he became the highest scorer on the court with 32 points and 14 rebounds.
Spurs' other stars DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray tallied 20 and 13 points, respectively.
James, Davis combine for 49 points in Lakers win over Knicks
Los Angeles Lakers superstar duo Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 49 points while the Lakers defeated New York Knicks 100-92 at the Madison Square Garden.
Davis scored 28 points and James produced 21 points.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope came off the bench to add 13 points for the Lakers.
Marcus Morris tallied 20 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Knicks.
Here are Wednesday's results in the NBA:
*Detroit Pistons - Sacramento Kings: 127-106
*Orlando Magic - Oklahoma City Thunder: 114-120
*Toronto Raptors - Philadelphia 76ers: 107-95
*Atlanta Hawks - Los Angeles Clippers: 102-95
*Boston Celtics - Memphis Grizzlies: 119-95
*Miami Heat - Washington Wizards: 134-129
*New York Knicks - Los Angeles Lakers: 92-100
*Houston Rockets - Denver Nuggets: 121-105
*Chicago Bulls - Minnesota Timberwolves: 117-110
*Phoenix Suns - Indiana Pacers: 87-112
*New Orleans Pelicans - San Antonio Spurs: 117-121
*Golden State Warriors - Utah Jazz: 96-129
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