Friday, January 27, 2023

Magnificent CJ McCollum: 11 triples and the win against Philadelphia

Pelican Cruises have returned to take over. After a minor bump, Willie Green’s boys have resumed their good streak of winning five in a row, the last coming against Philadelphia 127–116.

The Louisiana team had a tremendous CJ McCollum to pull off such a victory. Protector, whose arrival had been a big step forward for the team months earlier, tallied 42 points with 11 three-pointers, the latter a franchise record in terms of outside shots made. It was a stellar performance, which was followed by another stellar performance from Zion Williamson, who scored 36 points. With the two of them on that level, life is a lot easier in New Orleans.

“Whatever has been achieved is just the quality of working hard, believing in yourself and taking the game seriously,” he added. Peja is definitely a legend who shot the ball very well. These types of nights come as a result of preparation,” says McCollum, who surpassed Peja Stojakovic, who signed 10 triples with a Pelicans jersey in 2007.

With regard to the development of the meeting, the truth is that there was no great advantage, but New Orleans had a clear dominance; So much so that they took the lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back on the scoreboard. Not only are they winning games, but they are also giving a sense of security, and that they still have to recover Brandon Ingram. The victory left them with a balance of 23–12; That is, the first place in the Western Conference is tied with the Denver Nuggets.

loss of 19 sixes

The 76ers spent most of the night in tow, something that Doc Rivers attributes to not only the opponent’s lackluster performance, but also their numerous errors when it came to ball care. They conceded 30 points through 19 turnovers they committed. “McCollum was great tonight. He made quite a few baskets in transition. I really think with the amount of turnovers we had, we never really got into a rhythm. It would have been great if it was just for one stretch.” Would have passed for, but it never stops, “analyzes head coach of those in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia’s top scorer was Joel Embiid with 37 points, which he scored on an outstanding 14-of-22 shooting from the field. His best teammate was James Harden, who closed the game with a double-double of 20 points and 10 assists. Despite the loss, they finished fifth in the Eastern Conference with 20–14.

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman / Getty Images)

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