Williamson scores 21, Pelicans hold off Bulls 125-119

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CHICAGO (AP) - Zion Williamson scored 21, JJ Redick added 18 points and the New Orleans Pelicans hung on to beat the Chicago Bulls 125-119.

Williamson had nine points as New Orleans outscored Chicago 31-19 in the third quarter to break open the game. The Pelicans led by as much as 27 and withstood a big run down the stretch by the Bulls' backups to come away with the win after back-to-back losses.

Zach LaVine led Chicago with 22 points. Chandler Hutchison scored 16 to go with eight rebounds, and Adam Mokoka added 15 points - all in the fourth quarter. The rookie was even serenaded with “MVP! MVP!” chants in the closing minute as the Bulls whittled away the lead.

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2/6/2020 10:31:50 PM (GMT -5:00)