HomeSportsReport: Zion out for Kings-Pelicans play-in tournament game

Report: Zion out for Kings-Pelicans play-in tournament game

Report: Zion out for Kings-Pelicans play-in tournament game originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The New Orleans Pelicans will be without their best player for Friday’s NBA Play-In Tournament game against the Sacramento Kings at the Smoothie King Center.

Zion Williamson, who suffered a left hamstring injury in the Pelicans’ loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in New Orleans, will miss Friday’s win-or-go-home game against the Kings, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday, citing to sources.

Williamson scored 40 points with 11 rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes against the Lakers before suffering the hamstring injury with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Sacramento struggled mightily against New Orleans this season, losing all five regular-season games. Williamson played in four of those matchups and averaged 23 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists against the Kings.

See also  Former Jaguars RB Fred Taylor earned his Florida degree 26 years after leaving for the NFL

After knocking the Golden State Warriors out of the postseason with a 118-94 win over their Northern California rival on Tuesday at the Golden 1 Center, Sacramento now travels to New Orleans to take on a Pelicans team without the best player hoping to secure a spot. in the NBA playoffs as the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed.

- Advertisement -
RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments