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Zion Williamson Is Excited For The In-Season Tournament Do-Or-Die Against Sacramento: ‘I Live For Stuff Like That’

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Zion Williamson feels the jitters from the do-or-die situation against the Sacramento Kings this Monday. However, he’s channeling this energy for the NBA‘s In-Season Tournament as it is what he lives for.

Zion Williamson Is All-In For The In-Season Tournament

In a post-game press conference, Williamson expresses the feelings this Monday is bringing him. While he may be grappling with his doubts about the Pelicans, he’s confident with the In-Season Tournament’s quarterfinals.

The two-time All-Star even thinks do-or-die moments like these bring the best out of people.

“I think I live for stuff like that. ‘Cause in those moments, there ain’t no tomorrow, you gotta figure this out right now. I think that’s when you see the best come out of people.”

Zion Williamson

After all, the 23-year-old can follow his words up with action. In their In-Season Tournament game against the Denver Nuggets, he put in 26 points, four rebounds, six assists, and two blocks.

This let the Pelicans triumph over the current champs by a hair with a 115-110 win.

The Pelicans’ Performance Is A Rollercoaster

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The New Orleans Pelicans‘ season is off to an average start with a 10-9 standing. While this may not be the worst, it puts them in the middle of the pack as they rank eighth in the Western Conference.

However, their In-Season Tournament standings haven’t been average at all. While they started with a loss to the Houston Rockets, they defeated many of the big names in the West.

They defeated the likes of the Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Clippers, leading them to a 3-1 record.

Their quarterfinal fight will be against the Kings this Monday. This will be a one-and-done game, and whoever loses must accept they’re out of the tournament.

Hopefully, with the return of a healthy Williamson, the Pelicans will see more success this season. Meanwhile, his confidence and excitement for the quarterfinals seem to be causing waves on the internet.

Even his response to this question has fans of other teams cheering for him due to his down-to-earth nature.

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