WATCH: ‘Cold blooded’ Zion Williamson BULLYING James Harden with intense stare down
Zion Williamson showcases 'Bully Ball' in a thrilling game against the Utah Jazz, using power and skill to dominate.
Zion Williamson vs James Harden (Image credits - NBA.com)
Zion Williamson showed his power in a thrilling end-game contest between the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson employed what’s often termed “Bully Ball” to increase New Orleans Pelicans’ lead in the last quarter. Even with just minutes left, Williamson got the ball near the paint, ready to display his physical might.
Williamson used his strength and speed to push toward the basket with unwavering determination, trying to overpower James Harden. This powerful drive from Williamson was tough for Harden to stop, even though he tried his hardest. Like a force of nature, Williamson moved past the defences, creating his own space and leaving opponents behind.
As Zion Williamson neared the hoop, he lifted himself resolutely, ending the play with either a dynamic slam dunk or an impressive layup. When the audience noticed the raw power and commanding presence that Zion brought to the court, they erupted with excitement. The style Williamson exhibits in his “cold-blooded” gameplay is best described as “Bully Ball”. In this style, his distinct mix of muscle and skill allows him to overwhelm adversaries in the key.
The final portion of the game gave the Pelicans the chance to broaden their advantage. It also sent a message to the competition that Williamson could dominate the game at critical times. You see it when Williamson fires up his forceful, unyielding “Bully Ball” tactics. Instances like these firmly plant his reputation as a notable power.
Pelicans secure 3-1 record in NBA group play, thanks to Zion Williamson
To finish the NBA‘s group play and secure a 3-1 record, the New Orleans Pelicans scored a victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. The final scoreboard read 116-106. Zion Williamson was a top scorer with a whopping 32 points, closely followed by Brandon Ingram, who scored 30 points. The Pelicans are on a winning streak with three successive victories. They’ve also won five out of their previous six encounters. Herbert Jones and Jonas Valanciunas also made notable contributions to Pelican’s win, garnering 14 and 12 points respectively.
New Orleans must hold on till Tuesday. Only then will the last group-stage contest between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets happen. It’s vital to see this game to know if New Orleans will clinch West Group B’s top spot and advance to the knockout stage of the initial tournament. Powell made a successful layup, leaving just 54 seconds.
Despite the Pelicans maintaining a 107-94 lead, the Clippers managed to narrow the gap to 110-106. Williamson fell short on his arc shot, yet the Pelicans clinched the win. They snatched the offensive rebound from Harden and tacked on a point – all with just 34.1 seconds to spare. Thus, New Orleans ended with a lead of 112-106.
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