Published: Thu, October 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Zion dazzles in National Basketball Association preseason debut; Pelicans defeat Hawks

Zion dazzles in National Basketball Association preseason debut; Pelicans defeat Hawks

There are questions to how good Zion Williamson will be in the National Basketball Association.

Showing the same explosiveness we saw throughout his season at Duke, Williamson absolutely threw down the hammer in the first quarter.

1 overall pick made his National Basketball Association preseason debut look like so many evenings at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with the former Duke superstar throwing down a pair of powerfully thrilling dunks in New Orleans' 133-109 win in Atlanta Monday night.

It was only a preseason game, the first one at that.

The NBA's No.1 Draft pick didn't take long to leave viewers in awe during the Pelicans' match against the Atlanta Hawks.

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Williamson exploded onto a pass from outside the three-point line, before accelerating into the paint past three Atlanta defenders. So, yeah, there's more to come, and consider us ready for it.

"They shouldn't do that (comparison between Zion and LeBron)".

Just over a week ago, Gentry has made it clear that they don't need Williamson to be the franchise savior. "I know that it's inevitable that that's going to be the case, but we are not drinking that Kool-Aid", Gentry exclaimed. Overall, the Pelicans gave fans a dominant performance in their preseason-opening 133-109 victory on the road.

Williamson was in the thick of the action from the jump, with an impressive first-half display, recording 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including three dunks and five rebounds to help the Pelicans take a 75-61 half-time lead.

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