Forward Zion Williamson had 31 points as the leading scorer, New Zealand center Steven Adams hit a pair of free throws with 17.9 seconds remaining and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Sacramento Kings 123-128 on the road.
The Pelicans (5-7) end a five-game losing streak.
Williamson was one point off his season-high in scoring and did so with an impressive 86% shooting from the field, scoring 13 of the 15 he attempted. He also captured six rebounds and gave two assists. Power forward Brandom Ingram scored 22 points as the Pelicans’ second-leading scorer and point guard Eric Bledsoe added 21 points that also helped the New Orleans team win, which is 3-4 in away games. your field. Adams was once again the best in the inside game for the Pelicans and had a double-double of 12 points, including the deciding ones, 15 rebounds, and four assists.
The Spanish center Willy Hernangomez did not play by the decision of the coach of the Pelicans, Stan Van Gundy. The point guard DeAaron Fox had a double-double of 43 points, 13 assists, four assists, and four recoveries in 39 minutes of action, but it did not prevent the defeat of the Kings (5-9), who lost the third consecutive game and the fifth in the last six disputed.
Fox, limited to 14 points in a 38-point loss to the Clippers two nights earlier, had the highest point total of his career. Power forward Marvin Bagley III had another double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Bahamian guard Buddy Hield added another 18 points as the third-highest scorer for the Kings, who have lost eight of the last 10 games played.