Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans pulled a decisive shot from the left-wing of the curt to sink has career-high of 7th 3-pointer shot in a single NBA game. As he made the 7th 3-pointer, he glided back to the defensive end of the New Orleans Pelicans as he slapped his and the extended hand of the team’s coach Alvin Gentry under the cheers from a roaring crowd.
In his impressive shooting performance, Ball scored 27 points, which was his season-high to lead New Orleans Pelicans as they won over the Houston Rockets by 127-112 on Sunday night to have their 4th straight win.
Ball said after the game, “I was aware that this was not going to happen overnight and this is a new shot for me. Hopefully, it can get consistent over this weekend.” Ball has now made 11 3-pointer shots over the course of 2 back to back games despite having a slow start of the season.
E’Twaun Moore of the New Orleans Pelicans also hit 5 3-pointer as well as scoring his season-high of 25 points in his reserve role in the team. Pelicans were trailing by 9 points in the 4th quarter before they made a late rally to gain the complete control of the game against the Houston Rockets lineup that as missing their 3 crucial players; James Harden, Clint Capela, and Russell Westbrook.
Other players of Pelicans; Brandon Ingram scored his 27 points for the team while Jrue Holiday added in his 25 points while Derek Favors scored 12 points with 17 rebounds.
As for Daniel House Jr., he scored 22 points while Eric Gordon who made a comeback for the New Orleans Pelicans after missing the whole month due to his arthroscopic surgery scored 20 points.
Up next, Houston Rockets will host a game on Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets while the New Orleans Pelicans will have their next game on Friday night against the LA Lakers.