The eaves of the New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson, made history once again by scoring his 31st 20-point career game in the NBA contra los Milwaukee Bucks.
The sophomore is currently tied with the San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson for the second most games with 20 points in a player’s first 40 games, behind Chicago Bulls legend. Michael Jordan.
Head coach Stan Van Gundy and his team started strong with a 35-point performance in the first quarter and finally gained a comfortable 68-45 lead late in the first half.
Zion Williamson has his 31st career 20-point game, that’s tied with David Robinson for the 2nd-most within a player’s first 40 career games since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.
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However, the Bucks they managed to come out stronger in the third quarter and tried to come back in the match. Despite being able to cut the advantage of the Pelicans, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his squad eventually ran out of time in the final draw, losing 131-126.
The two-time MVP of the NBA he led his team with 38 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Jrue Holiday contributed 22 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks.
For the Pelicans, Zion Williamson he scored 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Meanwhile, Brandon Ingram led the team in scoring with 28 points, while Lonzo Ball added 27 points.