Zion Williamson scored 17 straight points during a stretch that electrified the fans and helped turn a deficit into a brief Pelicans lead before he headed to the bench for the last time with 5:23 remaining.

He started his run with a wide-open 3-pointer. Then he caught a lob over LaMarcus Aldridge for a layup. He followed that with another 3-pointer, a putback layup and two more 3-pointers, the last of which came while Aldridge was guarding him and gave the Pelicans a 107-106 lead.