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New Orleans Pelicans small forward Brandon Ingram recorded his ninth double-double of the season in Sunday's 120-107 win over the Timberwolves, finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds. He added seven assists and one steal in 40 minutes of action while shooting 6-for-12 from the field. Ingram's scoring numbers have suffered ever since Zion Williamson arrived at the scene, but he's had a number of good all-around performances throughout the season. The 22-year-old gets a tricky matchup next against the Kings, who have limited opposing small forwards to 19.1 points per 48 minutes this season. Ingram managed only 16 points on 30 percent shooting against Sacramento in the first meeting of the season.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson produced a 23-point performance in Sunday's win over Minnesota, shooting 9-for-15 from the field and sinking his only attempt from deep. He also had seven rebounds, one assist, and one block. Zion was a bit quiet on Friday against Miami with 17 points, but that's his only outing in 15 games without 20-plus points. He is shooting over 61 percent this month, and another prolific night seems to be on the horizon, as the Pelicans travel to Sacramento for Wednesday's clash with the Kings, who are mediocre at best on the defensive end.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday had his best offensive performance of the season on Sunday, finishing a 120-107 win over Minnesota with a season-high 37 points. Holiday, who shot 13-for-20 from the field and 3-for-8 from downtown, was also close to his second triple-double of the season, notching nine rebounds and eight assists. His line also included one steal and one block. Holiday is off to a great start to the month, and he should continue to put up big numbers as long as the Pels stay in the playoff race. He has another good matchup of Wednesday against the Kings, who have struggled to stop guards this season.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday finished with a team-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block on 7-for-13 shooting from the field and 3-for-5 from three-point range in Friday's 110-104 victory against the Heat. The 29-year-old recorded his 11th consecutive game of double-digit point totals and at least six assists, while adding 12 made three-pointers over the past five games. Holiday has been a productive option across all fantasy formats, making him a must-own player moving forward.
New Orleans Pelicans power forward/center Zion Williamson connected on nine of 18 shooting en route to 21 points in the four-point loss to the Mavericks. Williamson also chipped in six rebounds and added three assists with two turnovers in 35 minutes of action. The Mavs did an excellent job slowing down Williamson by building a wall around the hoop, but that did not stop the rookie from tallying 20-plus points for the 13th time in a row. Once those defensive numbers start coming together, we can see him moving into a complete fantasy option for years to come.