The Pelicans forgot to show up in the third quarter and forgot to keep anyone as the Hawks exploded for a ridiculous 46 points in the quarter, edging New Orleans 46-29 in the frame on the way to a 123-107 victory

To be fair to the Pelicans, part of Atlanta’s mad explosion in Q3 is giving credit to the Hawks

Atlanta sank all 11 3-pointers during the quarter, a feat that was nothing short of incredible Of course, many were good and open The Rising Hawks have now won seven straight home games

Surely it was great to see Zion Williamson back on the floor and he didn’t disappoint

Williamson picked up where he left off before being sidelined with an injury, scoring 34 points on 12 of 18 shots with five rebounds

Problem is, the rest of the Pelicans team combined to shoot just 25 of 73 (34%) from the field and no one else helped with heavy lifting

Having won in his previous game on his return from injury, Lonzo Ball was not effective, making just 4 of 14 3-pointers, 4 of 15 from the field for just 12 points, although that he had 11 assists Jaxson Hayes was solid off the bench with 11 points and seven rebounds

New Orleans history may have been the debut of veteran guard Isaiah Thomas, who had 10 points in 25 minutes Of course Thomas was only 4 of 13 from the field and had four numbers from the field. business

The Hawks shot 50% from the field and also had a big second quarter with 36 points

As Williamson returned and Thomas made his debut, the Pelicans have had more bad news as Josh Hart has had thumb surgery and, as expected, will be out for the long haul.

Meanwhile, Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and will miss at least a few weeks, possibly more

Now the goal should be to somehow find your way to the tenth and final game on the spot

With Kira Lewis again, without Hart and without Alexander-Walker and star Brandon Ingram, who has not played again, it will be a very difficult task

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