In an impressive statement win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Zion Williamson headlined the New Orleans Pelicans with a historic performance. Zion put the cherry on top on Friday's cake with an absolutely eye-popping stat line of 37 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists on 15-of-28 shooting. His boards and dimes were both career highs for the human tank.
Zion is DIFFERENT‼️ #ImaFan 🤣
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) April 10, 2021
To keep it brief: there was a reason why basketball fans all over the world were disappointed about Zion's absence during his rookie year. Sure, they were worried about him, but more than that, Williamson is that rare player who can turn everyone else on the court into a mere spectator to his greatness.
CLUTCH! 💪 pic.twitter.com/2uq0kAeirO
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) April 10, 2021
While backing it up with numbers, you'd be considered dead inside if you didn't have a constant smile on your face. Zion Williamson slammed the ball down the throat of one of the best defensive teams in the league in a clutch play towards the end of regulation.
If that sounds like a scenario from a movie, then you're familiar with what Lonzo Ball gets to experience every night.
Hopefully, Zion stays healthy and be able to lead the Pelicans to the playoffs this season. After Friday's win, New Orleans improved to 23-29 on the season. However, they are still 11th in the Western Conference, behind the Golden State Warriors for a spot in the play-in tournament between the seventh to 1oth seeds.