NBA Game Recap - Washington at New Orleans
Fri Aug 7, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

UTA
111
SA
119
F
OKC
92
MEM
121
F
SAC
106
BKN
119
F
ORL
101
PHI
108
F
WAS
107
NO
118
F
BOS
122
TOR
100
F

Aug 7, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Washington (24-45)

32

24

25

26

107

New Orleans (30-39)

28

26

37

27

118

Holiday scores 28; Pelicans top Wizards without Williamson
Fri Aug 7, 2020 10:54 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Jrue Holiday scored 28 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Washington Wizards 118-107 without star rookie Zion Williamson on Friday night, improving their chances of earning a Western Conference playoff spot.

Williamson, the top pick in the 2019 NBA draft, rested. The Pelicans continued their practice of holding him out of the second game of back-to-backs, as they did before the hiatus while managing his recovery from a right meniscus tear. Williamson also left the team three weeks ago to attend to a family medical matter, which has affected his conditioning.

Without him, the Pelicans still shot 48 percent. New Orleans is 2 1/2 games behind eighth-place Memphis in the West and 1 1/2 games behind ninth-place Portland with three games remaining. To force a play-in, a team must be in ninth place and within four games of the eighth-place team.

Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Thomas Bryant scored 22 and Troy Brown Jr. added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Washington. The Wizards fell to 0-5 in the restart and are too far behind Orlando in the Eastern Conference standings to force a play-in.

The Wizards led 56-54 at halftime, but the Pelicans took control for good in the third quarter and led 91-81 heading into the fourth.

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TIP-INS

Pelicans: Made 6 of 12 3-pointers in the third quarter. ... Frank Jackson had a +30 plus/minus score. He finished with 13 points in just over 20 minutes. ... Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Wizards: Shot 51% in the first half, but just 25% in the third quarter. ... Ish Smith had 18 points and 10 assists.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Play the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Wizards: Play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

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Leaders

Washington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Grant 0 -3 0 0 1 0
A. Schofield 0 -5 0 1 0 0
New Orleans PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Holiday 28 5 6 3 2 1
B. Ingram 17 -4 5 4 1 0

Team Comparison

WAS NO
Points For 107 118
Field Goals 38/90-42% 42/88-48%
Three Pointers 10/27-37% 12/35-34%
Free Throws 21/23-91% 22/26-85%
Offensive Rebounds 10 11
Defensive Rebounds 30 34
Rebounds 49 55
Blocks 4 8
Steals 9 7
Turnovers 13 18
Points Scored Off Turnovers 18 22
Points in the Paint 40 52
Fast Break Points 25 18
Personal Fouls 27 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - NO Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Aug 7 WAS 107 @ NO 118 M. Wagner 2 L. Ball 2

Game Information

Stadium: Visa Athletic Center, Reunion, Florida
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:18