7 Pelicans score in double figures in 113-80 win over Oklahoma City

New Orleans Pelicans

7 Pelicans score in double figures in 113-80 win over Oklahoma City
New Orleans Pelicans center Steven Adams (12) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Al Horford (42), right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Source: Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (WAFB) - The New Orleans Pelicans had seven players score in double figures to rebound from their loss to Phoenix and roll through the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Pelicans (3-2) cruised to a 113-80 victory over the Thunder (1-3).

Steven Adams had his first double-double as a Pelican with 14 points and 10 rebounds in his return to play against his former team. Josh Hart also had a double-double off the bench with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 20 points, despite getting ejected with 3:00 remaining in the third quarter. It happened on a play in which he fouled Isaiah Roby. Ingram also had seven rebounds. Eric Bledsoe added 17 points.

Lonzo Ball had 16 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. Nickeil Alexander-Walker put up 14 points. Zion Williamson chipped in 12 points in only 17 minutes due to foul trouble.

The Pelicans were 44-of-92 (47.8%) from the field and 13-of-36 (36.1%) on 3-pointers. They were also 12-of-19 (63.2%) from the free throw line. New Orleans dominated down low, winning the rebound battle, 58-40, and winning the points in the paint column, 54-30.

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