Sometimes your favorite team plays a clunker. As an Illinois basketball uberfan, I can attest.
And then sometimes you get to play the Sacramento Kings.
Despite periods of poor offensive play that led to transition tries for the Kings, the Pelicans had just enough good possessions, key rebounds, and scoring efforts from All-Stars to hang on 117-110 against the Sacramento Kings.
Brandon Ingram had 34 points, including late buckets as the game-long lead kept slip-slip-slipping away. Zion Williamson answered with 30 of his own on 13-21 shooting. Steven Adams had 16 rebounds (5 Off.