Zion Williamson finally made his extremely-anticipated NBA debut on Wednesday night for the New Orleans Pelicans after recovering from a knee injury. The Duke product looked very sluggish over the game’s first three quarters, with a few ugly turnovers (he finished the game with five turnovers). Two examples:

But the fourth quarter came along, and Zion *really* turned things on. Zion scored an absurd 17 points in just over three minutes, while going 4-of-4 on three-pointers.

Zion was understandably on a minutes limit in his debut, and left the game with over five minutes remaining. He finished with 22 points (8-of-11 FG, 2-of-4 FT), seven rebounds, and three assists in 18 minutes.

The Pelicans lost the game 121-117, but that’s (far) secondary in the grand scheme of things to Zion showing what he can do for the franchise going forward.

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