Pelicans take over second half in road win over Spurs

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There was no letdown.

The New Orleans Pelicans continued their momentum with a convincing 117-99 victory at San Antonio Friday night.

The loss was the 10th straight for the Spurs.

Things did not start well for New Orleans as the Spurs built a 52-49 halftime lead.

The second half belonged to the Pelicans, who outscored San Antonio 32-19 in the third quarter, closing the quarter on a 13-2 run and outscored San Antonio 36-28 in the final frame.

While the Pelicans did not shoot the ball well from the field, they were tremendous from the free throw line, sinking 25 of 26 attempts and after two games with 20 or more turnovers, the Pelicans committed just nine turnovers against the Spurs.

New Orleans held the Spurs to 38.8 percent from the field.

Zion Williamson has truly turned it on and turned up the level of his play to a different, higher level over the past two games.

Williamson was a dominant force, pumping in 30 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and two steals.

Jonas Valanciunas was outstanding with 21 points and 11 rebounds and Trey Murphy III continued his excellent play with 17 points. Jose Alvarado added 15 points and five assists.

The Pelicans welcome the return of CJ McCollum and Naji Marshall.

Marshall was very good with 15 points and five rebounds.

The Pelicans are now 6-5 on the road this season and improved to 14-8 overall.

New Orleans returns home to host Denver Sunday afternoon at Smoothie King Center.

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Ken Trahan


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