Zion Williamson Emulates Michael Jordan, LeBron James With Rare NBA Rookie Scoring Feat

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New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson made NBA history while playing his ninth NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night (Monday morning IST).

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson made NBA history while playing his ninth NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night (Monday morning IST). The 19-year-old small forward broke multiple records during the game, joining the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic and NBA legend Michael Jordan. Zion Williamson finished the game with 31 points and played for 28 minutes.

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According to NBA stats, Zion Williamson is the first NBA rookie since Dikembe Mutombo (NBA 1991-92) to score at least 14 points in the first 9 games in his NBA career. Along with Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Michael Jordan are the only 3 players other than Zion Williamson to have achieved this feat. Williamson is also the fourth NBA player at 19 years of age to score 31 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Zion Williamson did so in the least number of minutes. This was also Zion Williamson's career-high

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