Zion Scores 31 Points In Under 28 Minutes, Knicks Most Valuable Team In NBA

Betsy Berns
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@BetsyBerns

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


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Zion Williamson, the former #1 pick in last year's NBA draft, is already making a big impact for his team, the New Orleans Pelicans. On Tuesday night he scored 31 points in just under 28 minutes in the Pelicans' 138-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. It's the second time in his first 10 games he's scored more points than minutes played. According to Elias Sports Bureau research "Zion Williamson is the first rookie since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77 to have a 30-point, five-rebound, five-assist game in fewer than 30 minutes."

According to Forbes magazine, at an estimated $4.6 billion, the New York Knicks remain the most valuable team in the NBA. The LA Lakers ($4.4 billion), Golden State Warriors ($4.3 billion), Chicago Bulls ($3.2 billion) and the Boston Celtics (#3.1 billion) round out the top five.