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Lonzo Ball scores 33 as Pelicans maintain off Warriors


FILE —  Zion Williamson #1 and Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans have a good time after a play throughout over time towards the Minnesota Timberwolves at Goal Heart on Might 1, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harrison Barden/Getty Photos/AFP

Lonzo Ball scored 33 factors and Zion Williamson had a double-double because the host New Orleans Pelicans held off the Golden State Warriors 108-103 on Tuesday night time.

Only one night time after taking pictures 3 of 18 (1 of 9 on 3-point makes an attempt) in a loss to the Warriors, Ball made 11 of 23 photographs, together with 7 of 13 from past the 3-point arc. Williamson tallied 23 factors, 12 rebounds and 7 assists as New Orleans (30-36) closed with a 13-5 run.

Eric Bledsoe added 14 factors for the Pelicans, and Brandon Ingram scored 13 earlier than being sidelined by a sprained ankle within the fourth quarter. Naji Marshall scored 10 off the bench.

One night time after scoring 41 factors, Stephen Curry tallied 37 to guide the Warriors (33-33). Nevertheless, he recorded simply two factors within the fourth quarter. Curry additionally grabbed 9 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins added 26 factors and hit 5 of 10 3-point makes an attempt.

New Orleans scored the primary 4 factors of the fourth quarter to tie the rating, however Wiggins answered with back-to-back 3-pointers.

Marshall made two free throws for the Pelicans earlier than Wiggins hit a jumper and assisted on Juan Toscano-Anderson’s 3-pointer, which gave the Warriors a 90-81 lead.

Bledsoe had two assists and made a 3-pointer as New Orleans pulled even at 92.

Williamson assisted on 4 consecutive Pelicans baskets, the final of which was Bledsoe’s jumper that gave New Orleans a 100-98 lead with 1:30 left.

Draymond Inexperienced’s basket tied the rating earlier than Ball’s jumper put the Pelicans again on prime with 26.2 seconds left.

Curry missed a 3-point try and Mychal Mulder grabbed the offensive rebound, however Williamson made a steal and Inexperienced dedicated a clear-path foul.

Williamson and Ball every made two free throws for a six-point lead with 14.6 seconds left.

Curry’s 3-pointer began a 10-2 run that gave Golden State a 72-63 lead halfway by the third quarter. Ingram and Ball every made a 3-pointer to tug New Orleans inside 74-71.

The Pelicans received inside two factors however didn’t rating within the closing 2:45 because the Warriors took a 79-75 lead on the finish of the third quarter.

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