Williamson’s 35 points lift Pelicans past Suns, 128-117


              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) celebrates next to Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (0) after dunking in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against the Phoenix Suns in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
            New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, second from left, dunks against Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams, left, argues a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green, right, argues a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) dunks against New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, right, dunks against Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) yells at Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) after a slam dunk in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) New Orleans Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado (15) celebrates after a 3-point basket against the Phoenix Suns in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul wears a Brittney Griner shirt for the recently released WNBA star before an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)