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D’Angelo Russell on Zion: ‘He’s playing football, we playing basketball’

Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 28: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts after a defensive stop during the fourth quarter of an NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Smoothie King Center on December 28, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Zion Williams dominated the Timberwolves in the clutch — he scored the team’s final 14 points to get the Pelicans the win.

After the game, a frustrated D’Angelo Russell had the quote of the day:

Russell and the Timberwolves thought Zion got superstar calls at the end of the game. Zion tied the game with a dunk in the final minute where Russell and Minnesota wanted an offensive foul call for Zion’s use of his off arm. Then came the play Russell talked about in the video, where Zion stole Russell’s pass and went in for the go-ahead dunk, but Russell thought he should have been called for going through Jaden McDaniels to make the steal.

Anthony Edwards tied the game back up, but Zion got to the line and hit one of two free throws to give New Orleans the 119-118 win (Edwards’ attempt at a game-winner rimmed out).