FILE — Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans celebrates after scoring in opposition to the Washington Wizards within the second half at Capital One Enviornment on April 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Rob Carr/Getty Photos/AFP
Zion Williamson scored 23 factors and Willy Hernangomez had a double-double because the host New Orleans Pelicans cooled off the Los Angeles Clippers 120-103 on Monday evening.
Hernangomez, beginning instead of injured Steven Adams (toe), had 12 factors and 10 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe and Lonzo Ball scored 18 every, Brandon Ingram had 17 and Wenyen Gabriel 10.
New Orleans (27-34) took the season sequence 2-1 with its second straight home-court route of the Clippers. The Pelicans, who entered Monday’s sport having misplaced 5 of six, scored probably the most factors by a Clippers opponent this season in a 135-115 victory March 14.
Terance Mann scored 17 factors, former Pelicans participant DeMarcus Cousins had 16 factors and 11 rebounds, Marcus Morris Sr. scored 15 and Amir Coffey 12 as Los Angeles (43-20) noticed its four-game profitable streak finish and misplaced for simply the second time in 13 video games.
The injury-plagued Clippers performed with out Kawhi Leonard (foot), Patrick Beverley (hand) and Serge Ibaka (again).
Morris made two 3-pointers and Reggie Jackson made one because the Clippers pulled inside 70-61 early within the third quarter.
Williamson and Ingram made back-to-back 3-pointers as New Orleans elevated the result in 83-66 halfway via the quarter.
Ingram scored 5 extra factors because the Pelicans took a 95-78 lead on the finish of the quarter.
L.A. briefly minimize the deficit to 14 early within the fourth quarter earlier than New Orleans pushed the lead again to 109-84 halfway via the interval.
The Clippers raced to a 9-2 lead earlier than going chilly for a lot of the primary quarter.
They made only one subject aim in a 6 1/2-minute stretch because the Pelicans went on a 27-4 run to take a 29-13 lead.
Coffey’s 3-pointer ended that run, and he added one other jumper as Los Angeles pulled inside 33-20 on the finish of the interval.
The Pelicans constructed the result in 17 earlier than the Clippers used an 11-0 run to get inside 49-43.
Bledsoe scored 9 factors throughout a 13-5 run that left New Orleans with a 62-48 halftime lead.
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