Pelicans' Zion Williamson out for 2nd half of Summer League debut

Pelicans' Zion Williamson out for 2nd half of Summer League debut

An quake centered in Southern California rattled Las Vegas Friday night and caused those games and other sporting events in progress to be postponed or called early.

First, was the reason that Williamson will not be playing anymore in Summer League after the broadcast said he sustained knee-to-knee contact with another player and would not return to the second half.

Ridgecrest is a city that had a 6.4 magnitude natural disaster just days before. The game was called early when an quake hit Las Vegas. The No. 1 pick took a knee-to-knee hit, and while it was not expected to be serious, according to ESPN, the Pelicans played it safe and held him out for the rest of the game. It was felt as far away as Las Vegas, and the USGS says it also was felt in Mexico.

Last night, the New Orleans Pelicans got their first look at Zion Williamson when he made his NBA Summer League debut... Jackson played with extreme poise and showed his leadership abilities when he led the team on a 20 to 7 run right before halftime.

On July 5th, former Duke stars and 2019 NBA Draft top three selections, Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett, will face off for the first time in the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League.

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So the Zion Williamson Era in New Orleans is already producing insane highlights.

Every seat in the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center was taken Friday night for Williamson's debut.

I lost all concentration on what was happening on the floor. And Las Vegas won't be any different.

Williamson finished with 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting in his first quarter of National Basketball Association action, while former Duke teammate RJ Barrett went 2-for-5 from the field for 6 points.

"People want to be part of something big and special", LeGarie said.

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