Dyson Daniels, New Orleans Pelicans v Phoenix Suns, Reactions, Answer, Zion Williamson, Stats, Highlights, Video, Scores, Results, Updates, Latest
The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Phoenix Suns for the second time in a row at home on Monday (all time AEDT), winning 129-124 in overtime in a statement from Willie Green’s team.
It came on the heels of another monster performance from Zion Williamson, who finished with a season-high 35 points and eight rebounds after dominating the matchup between the two teams on Saturday to enter the MVP conversation, and CJ McCollum starring with 29 points and seven assists. .
Meanwhile, Dyson Daniels had his own strong performance in another outing, racking up 11 points and eight assists with no turnovers in a career-high 36 minutes, once again impressing on both ends of the floor.
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The Australian has made the most of his opportunities, while Brandon Ingram (sprained toe) and Herb Jones (ankle) have been ruled out in recent games.
After earning praise while going up against Devin Booker the last time these teams met, Daniels received more praise Monday for his playmaking work and defense on Chris Paul, who scored six points on 3-point shooting. of 10 with 11 assists.
The game went into overtime on a clutch jumper by Paul with 2.8 seconds left in regulation after Naji Marshall missed a free throw at the other end of the floor on the previous possession.
But the Suns, already without Booker (hamstring strain), also lost both DeAndre Ayton and Paul with 2:52 left in the extra period after the big man was fouled.
And New Orleans never looked like losing from that point, as they scored six straight points, including two McCollum jumpers, to extend their lead to 129-120 and cruise to the victory.
It marked the Pelicans’ 12th win in their last 14 games to extend their lead at the top of the Western Conference standings with an 18-8 record, just two and a half games behind the division-leading Boston Celtics. league, 21-6.
Meanwhile, Phoenix dropped its fifth game of its last six and fell to 16-11.
Ayton’s 28 points led the Suns, adding 12 rebounds, while Mikal Bridges had 27 points and two steals.
Jock Landale added eight points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Suns in 20 minutes, getting a longer run after Ayton fouled out.
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