CHICAGO (CBS) — The zaniness surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson hit the United Center Wednesday night, and the rookie phenom stole the show from the Bulls in a preseason tune-up.

At one point, the Bulls blew a 23-point lead.

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Williamson is already proving he is going to be a force. In transition, he dished it to Lonzo Ball, who in turned lobbed it up as Williamson slammed it in for an early 8-4 lead against the Bulls for the Pelicans.

Williamson finished with a game high 29 points on 12 of 13 from the floor.

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As for the Bulls, rookie Coby White had some moves of his own – getting his defender off balance and going up and under for the score. He brought the score to 26-23 Bulls before the first quarter was over, and he had 13 points.

Zach Lavine had 28 points.

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But the wheels fell off after the starters left the game, and the Bulls ended up losing 127-125.