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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Frost Advisory Away From The City
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.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded Near Lincoln And California Avenues
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.MORE NEWS: Woman Seriously Injured In Hit-And-Run In Lakeview, Half A Mile West Of Wrigley Field
But the wheels fell off after the starters left the game, and the Bulls ended up losing 127-125.