Zion has 21 points and 11 rebs, Pelicans top Celtics 123-108


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 22: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives the ball around Trey Lyles #41 of the San Antonio Spurs at Smoothie King Center on January 22, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Zion Williamson had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Boston Celtics 123-108 for their first victory since the rookie star joined the lineup.

Jrue Holiday scored 25 points and Lonzo Ball had a career-best 15 assists for New Orleans.

The Pelicans had lost the first two games Williamson played after coming back from arthroscopic knee surgery. Kemba Walker scored 35 points and Gordon Hayward had 23 for the Celtics.

Boston fell behind for good in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 23 in the second half.

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