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Zion Williamson: 'I'm going to do my finest to not let y'all down'

Zion Williamson: “If you happen to love town, which I very a lot do, it’ll love you again. So to town, to the followers… thanks. I’m going to do my finest to not let y’all down.”
Supply: Twitter @hoopshype

What’s the excitement on Twitter?

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Tuesday’s 5 issues (#Pelicans publish high quality residence win in opposition to #NBA-leading Timberwolves; postgame interviews with Zion, McCollum, Inexperienced; motion pictures; New Orleans tied for seventh in West):…10:50 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Zion Williamson bounce again with spectacular, aggressive 36-point sport in opposition to Timberwolves…10:11 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Zion Williamson final night time:
✅ 36 PTS
✅ 13-17 FG
✅ 10-12 FT
It’s the thirteenth time he’s scored not less than 30 factors on 75% capturing from the sector. The one participant in NBA historical past with extra such video games earlier than his twenty fourth birthday is Shaquille O’Neal (15).
Extra:… AM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Rod Walker: Zion Williamson confronted each criticism and Rudy Gobert on Monday night time…. and dealt with them each activities/pelican… through @nolanews – 9:05 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The Beginning Lineup with @TheFrankIsola & @Scalabrine is dwell!
🏀 Zion’s Massive Night time
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Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Zion Williamson: “If you happen to love town, which I very a lot do, it’ll love you again. So to town, to the followers… thanks. I’m going to do my finest to not let y’all down.” AM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Giannis narrowly beats Zion for participant of the day within the NBA. AM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Zion shook off the Lakers loss by scoring 36 factors in opposition to the NBA’s top-ranked protection.
“That was a foul efficiency. It don’t take rocket science to see that. … We have now a number of potential. However we even have a number of room for development.” activities/pelican…12:02 AM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Zion Williamson’s final 5 video games vs Rudy Gobert:
— 36 pts, 5 rebs, 13-17 FG
— 43 pts, 5 assts, 14-21 FG
— 26 pts, 10 rebs, 5 assts, 10-17 FG
— 27 pts, 9-14 FG
— 32 pts, 5 rebs, 14-19 FG – 11:05 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
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Now THIS was the true Zion Williamson with a dominant sport as New Orleans Pelicans beat the TWolves… PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Okay, about to file I obtained some ideas about Zion and the Pelicans after this sport. Going to be speaking Stephen A Smith’s feedback as effectively – 10:43 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Zion Williamson racked up season-high 36 pts to steer #Pelicans to 121-107 residence victory over West-leading Timberwolves. CJ McCollum 23 pts, Brandon Ingram 20 pts. Postgame wrap: PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Closing: Pelicans 121, Wolves 107
Williamson 36 pts (13-17 FG)
McCollum 23 pts
Ingram 20 pts, 5 assts
Zion comes again with a significant response on his first outing because the ugly loss within the IST. He scores a season-high 36, and the Pels huge 3 every rating 20+ in the identical sport. Massive win. – 10:34 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Tonight marks simply the 2nd time ever Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and CJ McCollum have every scored 20+ factors in the identical sport.
The primary time they did it was within the season opener vs Brooklyn final season. – 10:32 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
NOP 121, MIN 107
Pelicans and Zion performed like a group that had been roasted for five straight days.
Wolves missed Anthony Edwards’ offense on this one. Too many fouls dedicated.
Good to see McDaniels and McLaughlin again on the courtroom. – 10:31 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Closing: Pelicans 121, Timberwolves 107
Zion scores a season-high 36 factors. Shot 13 of 17 from the sector in opposition to the NBA’s top-ranked protection.
CJ McCollum 23 factors.
New Orleans is 9-4 at SKC. – 10:30 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Zion Williamson has taken all types of warmth from each nook of the basketball world because the Pelicans’ loss to the Lakers. How did he reply in his first sport since?
36 factors (season-high)
5 rebounds
2 assists
1 steal/block
1 turnover
13-17 FGs
10-12 FTs – 10:29 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Zion tonight:
36 PTS
13-17 FG
Extra factors tonight than he had in his final 2 video games mixed.…10:27 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans’ Massive 3 vs Minnesota:
Zion Williamson — 36 pts, 5 rebs, 13-17 FG
CJ McCollum — 23 pts, 4 rebs 8-15 FG
Brandon Ingram — 20 pts, 5 assts, 5-13 FG – 10:27 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
FYI: Zion’s career-high in scoring is 43 factors in opposition to Minnesota final season.
He’s as much as 36 now with 4:40 left. – 10:19 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Zion Williamson simply tied his season-high with 33 factors on 12-16 capturing. Actually good response from him tonight. He’s been persistently aggressive on offense and his ending has been excellent. – 10:14 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
It seemed like he had no room baseline. Zion Williamson scored the lay-in with ease. Pelicans up 106-94 on the Timberwolves. with 5:21 remaining.
Z’s as much as 33 factors (on 12-16 capturing from the sector, Sep 11 from the free throw line), tying his season-high. – 10:14 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Hell of a bounce again for Zion and the Pels, even when the Wolves don’t have Ant. – 10:13 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Zion ties his season-high with 33 factors. Nonetheless 5:21 left. He’s 12 of 16 from the sector. Fairly the response coming off Thursday. – 10:13 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Some unhealthy misses from 3 for the Wolves, who haven’t been capable of minimize into the NOP lead with Zion and Ingram on the bench – 10:03 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Zion has 29 pts after third quarter (BTW his profession excessive is 43 pts vs. Minnesota in December of final season). Wolves PG Jordan McLaughlin #AlwaysHeave good from halfcourt makes it NOLA 90-86 – 9:55 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
The Pelicans shot 19 free throws within the third quarter. They made 14. Zion is 9 of 11 from the road. – 9:55 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Finish of third: Pelicans 90, Wolves 86
Williamson 29 pts (14 in third)
McCollum 14 pts
Ingram 12 pts, 3 assts
Free throws
NOP: 23-31
MIN: 10-13 – 9:55 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Timberwolves have been known as for 11 fouls within the third quarter. Zion has drawn 4 of these fouls. – 9:53 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
All I’m saying right here is that is the Zion we’ve been seeing for the previous 10 (ish) video games. I don’t suppose that is some enormous response to the Lakers loss. I believe the narrative/discourse round him actually obtained muddled shortly in a reactionary method – 9:51 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Zion’s getting wherever he needs to on the ground. He’s obtained the look tonight. He’s as much as 26 factors and 5 rebounds on 10-14 capturing. – 9:36 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
So is the a response from Zion or is that this how’s he’s been in addition to the Lakers sport?
Perhaps a little bit of each? – 9:36 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Zion Williamson off to an awesome begin right here within the third quarter. Some actually powerful finishes that he’s made look simple. Pelicans up 75-63 whereas Z is as much as 24 factors. – 9:36 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Zion appears to be like energized. – 9:35 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
If the Pelicans get this model of pissed off Zion, as an alternative of a moping Zion, then not less than one thing good can have come from all of this nonsense. – 9:27 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
That was absurd by Zion. The contact excessive off the glass is insanely tough – 9:24 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
That was a loopy end by Zion – 9:24 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Finish of 1st half: Pelicans 59, Wolves 52
Williamson 15 pts, 4 rebs
McCollum 12 pts
Ingram 10 pts
Pels had been fairly sleepy for probably the most half, however they obtained sufficient stops late within the 2nd to take a 7-point lead into halftime. Gotta handle the 9 turnovers on offense as effectively. – 9:09 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram banks in a 3 on the halftime buzzer. Pels lead Wolves by 7. Zion with 15 factors. – 9:08 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jose Alvarado was a bit shaken up after making an attempt to take a cost to shut the first quarter. Pelicans & Timberwolves all tangled up at 29 apiece.
CJ McCollum was most important supply of offense early (8 factors, 3-4 FGs) and Zion Williamson closed the primary body effectively (9 factors, 3-5 FGs) – 8:41 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Finish of 1st: Pelicans 29, Wolves 29
Williamson 9 pts, 3 rebs
McCollum 8 pts
Daniels 5 pts
Pels turned the ball over 5 instances and gave up 6 factors on these errors. Gotta be extra sound with the ball, particularly with Minnesota lacking considered one of their finest perimeter defenders. – 8:40 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Zion beginning to acquire some steam now with this small-ball lineup on the ground. He’s scored on a pair putbacks and simply had a robust drive to the rack that resulted in two free throws.
He’s obtained 9 factors on 3-5 capturing. – 8:38 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
That putback dunk by Zion Williamson is what everybody’s been ready to see. – 8:35 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The Pelicans needed to hit Zion Williamson within the publish on the sport’s first play, however Karl-Anthony Cities did a very good job of denying him the basketball.
Zion is taking part in with a number of vitality to start this one. It’s noticeable. – 8:12 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
A loud ovation for Zion Williamson in pregame introductions. His was the loudest of any New Orleans Pelicans member for certain. – 8:09 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas
No Anthony Edwards for Minnesota. – 7:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters:
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas
Minnesota can be with out Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels – 7:34 PM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Takeaways from the NBA’s inaugural In-Season Event, at @TheAthletic
* On the Lakers’ IST title and what it would imply
* What’s flawed with Zion?
* The Bucks have points
* The Haliburton present reflections
* Will it’s in Vegas subsequent 12 months?…11:51 AM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Zion Williamson obtained his first actual style of failure and accountability following the Pels’ ugly 44-point loss to the Lakers.
It could find yourself being one of the best factor that’s ever occurred to him.…11:31 AM

Extra on this storyline

Will Guillory: Zion Williamson on the heavy criticism he’s acquired currently: “It’s been like that since I used to be 16 years outdated; since I got here onto the scene. If I wish to be among the best gamers within the league, if we don’t win in a giant second or if one thing unhealthy occurs, that’s to be anticipated.” -via Twitter @WillGuillory / December 12, 2023
Christian Clark: Requested Zion in regards to the Barkley/Shaq critiques: “If it comes from an awesome place and a spot the place they wish to see me do higher, thanks. If it comes from wherever else, everyone entitled to their very own opinion. Can’t management that.” -via Twitter @cclark_13 / December 12, 2023



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