NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (0-0)


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vs. Uta 
W 128-127
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@ SA 
W 123-114
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@ NY 
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@ Tor 
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vs. Dal 
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Zion Williamson makes new-look Pelicans a compelling draw

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Zion Williamson celebrated a recent alley-oop dunk with an ebullient smile and a flexed left bicep as an energized crowd roared approvingly.

The NBA preseason has provided a tantalizing taste of the excitement the league's top overall draft choice - a charismatic, 6-foot-6, 285-pound force of nature - could bring to New Orleans' long moribund small-market franchise.

Energetic crowds well in excess of 10,000 showed up for the Pelicans' first few exhibition contests, whether at home or on the road, rumbling with anticipation when Williamson had the ball and erupting when he launched his massive frame skyward to throw down rim-rattling dunks.

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Leaders
Points: Jrue Holiday21.2
Rebounds: Derrick Favors7.4
Assists: Jrue Holiday7.7
FG%: Derrick Favors58.6%
Steals: Jrue Holiday1.63
Blocks: Derrick Favors1.39
Defense (Rank)
Points: 116.8 (27)
Rebounds: 45.8 (21)
Assists: 26.5 (29)
FG%: 46.6% (20)
FT%: 76.4% (12)
3P%: 36.4% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.4 (3)
Rebounds: 47.3 (5)
Assists: 27.0 (3)
FG%: 47.3% (6)
FT%: 76.1% (18)
3P%: 34.4% (24)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 0 0 - --
Houston 0 0 - --
Memphis 0 0 - --
New Orleans 0 0 - --
San Antonio 0 0 - --
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/24/2019 Javon Bess Signed as Free Agent
9/22/2019 Aubrey Dawkins Waived
8/3/2019 Dairis Bertans Waived
7/26/2019 Nicolo Melli Signed as Free Agent
7/24/2019 Zylan Cheatham Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/29/2019 Darius Miller Ruptured Achilles tendon
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