Lonzo Ball has turned over a new leaf ever since he left the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. After a dismal season with the LA outfit, he came to the Pelicans and has positively impacted the side with his stellar performances.
Much of it was on display against the Houston Rockets on Sunday as he single-handedly took their defense apart. In fact, Ball even managed to get a career-high eight three-pointers during the course of the game. The Pels were glad that they had such a multi-faceted point guard in their ranks.
The 25-year-old played exceptionally well on Sunday night. Apart from shooting, his tremendous passing ability was also on display in this game. His great game awareness resulted in a relatively easy win for the Pelicans.
When asked about the reason behind the recent surge in shooting ability, Lonzo replied, “When I came here, my shot wasn’t working. Pretty much all the credit goes to Fred [Vinson]. We have been grinding ever since and now you can see the work paying off.”
Lonzo Ball leads his side to a comprehensive victory
This contest will be a memorable one for the Pelicans on many accounts. Firstly, this victory will certainly bring confidence that will further positively affect the team’s upcoming games. Secondly, this game was the perfect example of a combined effort of the team where all the players contributed heavily.
Lonzo Ball was the star of the show as he finished the game with 27 points. He also racked up nine assists to his name. Apart from him, James Johnson and Eric Bledsoe also performed well. They both finished the game with 18 and 19 points, respectively.
Coach Stan Van Gundy was very pleased with Ball’s shooting efforts. He said, “What Lonzo has done over the past two years to improve his shooting is one of the best stories in the league … that’s a hard thing to do. He made a total overhaul of his shot. Now he’s just a great shooter.”
The New Orleans Pelicans are currently 11th in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, their chances of playoffs qualification look very slim. However, the Pels are improving their performances ahead of the business end of the season.
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