HOUSTON – Lonzo Ball had 27 career-high eight-pointers and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Houston Rockets 122-115 on Sunday night to finish two games.
The ball burned quickly, making all four of his first attempts in the first quarter, returning seven games with a thigh injury. After that he cooled down, not hitting from a distance until the third quarter, when he did it twice. He had nine assists, his 27 points equaled the best of the season on the night he surpassed his previous career mark of seven three points, which he would have scored four times.
Kelly Olynyk got the “missiles” in four, having two free throws about 2 minutes before, but made the eighth penalty kick 116-109. Seconds later, Jae’Sean Tate added a 3-pointer to Houston,: the ball bounced off the post.
Willie Hernangomes was one minute short of the moment to take the lead, leading 118-112.
After being sold to Houston from Miami, Olnik scored 26 points in his second 20-game game in five games. The Rockets lost for the fourth time in a row.
Kenyon Martin Jr. had three knives in less than two minutes to run 8-4, which raised the Rockets 102-97 to about 7 minutes. After that, the Pelicans used a speed of 10-2, which was highlighted by 3 of the Ball, with a score of 107-104 for about four minutes.
The Pelicans had a six-point lead when they were about two minutes into the third, but the Rockets scored the last nine points of that period. DJ Wilson և DJ Augustin’s 3 points in the fourth quarter went 92-89.
The big night of the ball came in a game where all five starts ended with at least 10 points. Eric Bledson had 19, James Ames John Onson had 18, Ax Axon Hayes had 11 and Steven Adams had 12 with 11 rebounds.
Pelicans. Zion Williamson missed his third game in a row with a tense right thumb. Ոն Brandon Ingram came out of the third game in a row with a toe injury. Նիկ In the second quarter Nickel Alexander-Walker injured his leg և came back to make one of two free throws after making a mistake on the game but was sent off.
Missiles. John on Wall missed the third game due to right knee fluid. … Daniel House Jr. twisted his right ankle in the second quarter և did not return.
Gold medalist Olympic gymnast Simone Bills was present at Sunday night’s game and was applauded when she was introduced during the first half break.
Pelicans. Visit Atlanta on Tuesday night.
Missiles. Monday night host Phoenix.
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