The stretch also featured Williamson catching fire from deep, going 4-for-4 on 3-pointers as part of a late scoring surge.
It really wasn't until the fourth quarter, though, when he really showed he was worth all the hype.
They are going to love Zion Williamson in New Orleans - and throughout the National Basketball Association.
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The team went through a normal practice the day after Wednesday's 121-117 loss to the San Antonio Spurs as they prepped for a Friday showdown against the Denver Nuggets. During his brief takeover, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry twice tried to sub Williamson out of the game but left him in during his hot streak.
His debut was one to remember for New Orleans fans, as he finished with 22 points in only 18 minutes of play.
"The medical people said that was it", Gentry said, alluding to precautionary restrictions placed on Williamson's playing time in the early days of his return to action. Also, he became the first player in National Basketball Association history to go 4-for-4 (or better) from 3-point range in his National Basketball Association debut. According to overnight Nielsen numbers, it had 2.357 million viewers and peaked at 2.777 million, up 88% over last year's comparable game. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and NBC Sports Boston.