NEW ORLANE – Brandon Ingram, who scored 28 points, Zion Williamson added 23 points and New Orleans lost to P
Ingram played just 25 minutes and Williamson 18 minutes for how the game went sideways. Steven Adams had 10 points և 17 rebounds in 21 minutes.
After an extended absence, Cavs greeted forwards Kevin Lavigne, Larry Nance Jr., and both announced that they were returning in the early 3s. But their roles were relatively limited; they did not significantly affect the outcome of the game against the Pelicans, which was inspired to decide to step back the night before the embarrassing 30-point loss to Minnesota.
After injuring his right calf in late December, Lav, who had missed 33 games, played 10 minutes, had four points and had four rebounds. He also fell several times behind Williamson in defense.
Nancy, who missed 12 games after injuring his left hand, had 11 points in 28 minutes, four rebounds and four blocks.
Collin Sexton scored 19 points, which proved to be ineffective in the game, as a result of which New Orleans was 100-60 ahead by about seven minutes.
In the half, New Orleans built a 21-point lead, based on it in the third quarter, when Cleveland scored just two of 23 shots, for a total of nine points. The Cavs hit just 34.1% for the game (30 of 88) 25 25 out of 32 points conceded 3 points.
Williamson’s remarkable events included a dump in the alley over Love և reverse layout as he fell in love. Williamson later added algae after JaVale McGee made a mistake with a balloon fake. For the first time, the Pelicans All-Star mixed up some of the sharp setbacks he became famous for since making his NBA debut in the middle of last season.
Ingram hit three 3-point shots, added mid-range shots, and attacked the edge, especially when he rotated his finger with his left hand through the glass from right to left as he passed the front of the circle.
The Pelicans’ backup center Ax Axon Hayes also helped the Pelicans out, scoring all of their season highs in the first half, highlighted by a pair of alley ducks.
Cavaliers. New team defender Quinn Cook had 13 points in 16 1/2 minutes. He was 3 out of 3 points, 8 out of 8 in total. … Center J Aret Allen made three shots և took seven shots. : Cleveland had only 33 rebounds և 13 assists. Ed Cedi Ausman missed eight of his nine hits, including all three of his three.
Pelicans. Nickel Alexander-Walker had 15 points and eight rebounds. Ing Ingram, who is now in his fifth season with his 10th point of the night, has reached 5,000 careers in his 290th game. … New Orleans scored 6 of 24 points from a distance of 3 points, 6 of 32 overnight. the Paint beat Cleveland 66-40. … Exceeded Cavs 70-33.
Cavaliers. Visit Atlanta on Sunday for the second stop on the three-game swing.
Pelicans. Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night for the last three nights of the last three nights before the start of a three-game trip.
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