The long-awaited return of Zion Williamson was somehow overshadowed by the dominance of the Pelicans

BROOKLYN — As expected, all eyes were on Zion Williamson In his first regular season game in 17 months. One of the NBA’s biggest stars put up the offensive performance we’ve come to expect from him when he’s healthy: 25 points, nine rebounds and a ton in the paint.

Instead, Williamson’s night was a small part of a larger statement New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday in their regular season opener. Williamson was impressed by the legendary BIG on his way back, but it was the Pelicans who kicked the door down and steamed. Brooklyn Nets In a 130-108 romp, apparently, the final score wasn’t as close as indicated.

Zion’s 25-9 streak was remarkable, but he was outdone by his teammate, Brandon Ingram28 points, seven rebounds and five assists. CJ McCollum Also had 21 points and six assists.

After a season filled with nagging injuries, this is the first time the Pelicans’ Big 3 has landed in a game situation. It was as if they had been playing together for years.

The Bells’ starting five combined to outscore Brooklyn by 23 points in 14 minutes. New Orleans racked up 31 assists and 72 second-half points as a team as they pulled away from a Nets team that struggled to find answers on defense.

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