Williamson scores 21, Pelicans hold off Bulls 125-119
Zion Williamson scored 21, JJ Redick added 18 points and the New Orleans Pelicans hung on to beat the Chicago Bulls 125-119.
Williamson had nine points as New Orleans outscored Chicago 31-19 in the third quarter to break open the game.
The Pelicans led by as much as 27 and withstood a big run down the stretch by the Bulls' backups to come away with the win after back-to-back losses.
Zach LaVine led Chicago with 22 points.
Chandler Hutchison scored 16 to go with eight rebounds, and Adam Mokoka added 15 points - all in the fourth quarter.
The rookie was even serenaded with “MVP! MVP!” chants in the closing minute as the Bulls whittled away the lead.