WASHINGTON — For a brief moment, the attention surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team after the In-Season Tournament did not center around Zion Williamson, though his absence due to an injury suffered last night will always be a cause for concern given his injury history. Without Zion, however, the Pelicans overcame a slow start to put together their best offensive performance of the season.
Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 40 points in leading New Orleans to a 142-122 victory over the Washington Wizards inside Capital One Arena on Wednesday evening. Trey Murphy III hit six three-pointers en route to 27 points off the bench as the Pelicans used a 47-point second quarter to overcome an early 10-point deficit to cruise to their second straight victory.
*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Wednesday evening’s event, with all photos taken by DC-area photographer Clifford Ray Williams. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 21 pictures in total.