Zion Williamson take charge as New Orleans Pelicans wins over Milwaukee Bucks by 107-100

On Thursday night New Orleans Pelicans won over Milwaukee Bucks by 107-100 as CJ McCollum scored 25 points and Zion Williamson took the charge by scoring 28 points.

Varun Sarwate
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New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks

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On Thursday night, the New Orleans Pelicans triumphed over the Milwaukee Bucks with a score of 107-100, led by CJ McCollum's 25 points and Zion Williamson's 28 points. Additionally, Jonas Valančiūnas contributed 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Trey Murphy III added 15 points and Herbert Jones scored 11 crucial points, altering the course of the match with a 45-28 run.

Despite Giannis Antetokounmpo's impressive performance of 35 points and 14 rebounds, supported by Malik Beasley's 20 points, the Bucks fell short. In the third quarter, Milwaukee attempted a comeback, with Beasley's 3-pointer reducing the deficit to 66-53 with just 8 minutes remaining. However, in the final quarter, despite Antetokounmpo's 20 points, the Pelicans maintained their lead, with four players each contributing 19 points.

This victory secures a playoff spot for the New Orleans Pelicans

The first half was closely contested, with both teams finishing at 26-25. The Pelicans surged ahead in the second quarter, taking a nine-point lead to end the half at 61-45. Although the Bucks attempted to close the gap in the fourth quarter, consecutive shots from Larry Nance Jr. and Trey Murphy III extended the Pelicans' lead to 85-73.

In the final quarter, the Pelicans seized control as Williamson and Valančiūnas extended the lead to 91-80. With just 2 minutes remaining, Williamson's clutch plays secured an eight-point lead, sealing the victory for the New Orleans Pelicans. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks aim to bounce back in their next game.