NBA Zion Williamson perfect Pelicans win 76ers
Zion Williamson's numbers have dipped this season, but he had a career night against the 76ers with a perfect shooting percentage.
Zion Williamson has experienced a slight decline in his performance this season. His shooting has not been as strong as it was in his previous 29 games, and he is averaging over a full rebound per game less than he did in the 2022-23 season. However, he has shown improvement in his game over the last six games for the Pelicans, and he had one of the best nights of his NBA career in Wednesday's game against the 76ers.
In the game, Williamson was the top scorer for the Pelicans, scoring a season-high 33 points and making three more free throws than in any previous game so far. However, the most impressive statistic was his shooting percentage, which was a perfect 100%.
Zion Williamson made all eleven of his field goal attempts on Monday, an impressive 100% shooting percentage. He also contributed 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and three steals, making him arguably the best player on the court, even with the presence of Most Improved Player favorite Tyrese Maxey.
The Pelicans have one of the more talented starting lineups in the Western Conference, but they have struggled to find consistency this season. The absence of CJ McCollum due to a collapsed lung has certainly not helped, and the team has been inconsistent.
New Orleans started the 2023-24 NBA season with a 4-1 record, but then lost five games in a row. Despite winning five of their next six games in mid-November, they then lost two games in a row to the Utah Jazz, bringing their record to 9-9.
However, the win against the 76ers is significant, even though Philadelphia was without reigning MVP Joel Embiid. Despite their nearly .500 record, the Pelicans are one of the four teams in the Western Conference to advance to the tournament stage of the NBA In-Season Tournament, where they will play against the Sacramento Kings next Monday night.
The Pelicans' next game will be against the San Antonio Spurs, who are currently on a 12-game losing streak.