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Zion Williamson Goes Off Against Memphis

And has now gone somewhere no other NBA player - none - has gone before

New Orleans Pelicans v Memphis Grizzlies
 MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - FEBRUARY 16: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes to the basket against Brandon Clarke #15 of the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at FedExForum on February 16, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. 
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At Duke, Zion Williamson was ridiculously efficient, typically taking 16-17 shots a game and hitting around 12-13 of them.

Fast forward to Tuesday night’s game against Memphis, featuring Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow, who is unfortunately out for the season.

The three all played key roles in Duke’s 2015 national championship.

Williamson took 16 shots, hit 13, had seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and was perfect from the line - in 28 minutes. He finished with 31. Teammate and fellow brotherhood member Brandon Ingram had 22.

Williamson is now the only NBA player ever to average 23 points while shooting 60 percent or better in his first 50 games. Consider who didn't do that: Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James.