Williamson scores 32 but Pelicans fall to Thunder

  • Williamson scores 32 but Pelicans fall to Thunder

Williamson scores 32 but Pelicans fall to Thunder

Steven Adams casually landed an incredible one-handed three-point buzzer beater from over halfway in OKC Thunder's win against the New Orleans Pelicans this afternoon. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans give up points, but Oklahoma City isn't a team that can really get into a track meet to win. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.

New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, rallied behind Williamson's dominant inside play to take several slim leads inside the final six minutes. Oklahoma City was knocked off 114-106 at home by San Antonio in their previous contest Tuesday night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists.

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Coming off a historic performance in his last outing, Williamson entered Thursday's game averaging 21.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in just 27 minutes of action per game. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.

Both teams shot better than 48%, but New Orleans was done in by 17 turnovers that the Thunder converted into 24 points. The Pelicans are really clicking on offense, scoring at least 124 in their last three games. Zion Williamson made his season debut against the Spurs on January 22 and has averaged 21 points and 7.7 boards since his return. The public betting now has 76 percent going on New Orleans as the home favorite. Ingram is questionable after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.

The Thunder have won all three meetings with the Pelicans this season, but New Orleans didn't have Zion and the Pelicans weren't playing almost as well as they are now.