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Pelicans extend Zion Williamson to 25 minutes, closing time of win

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He did not play down the stretch in the opener last Thursday -- a close loss to Utah -- and didn't play in the fourth quarter when the Pelicans were blown out by the Clippers.So when Williamson, who looked dejected on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Jazz and Clippers, was able to contribute down the stretch in Monday's win, it made him a happy camper once again.Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and the team medical staff determined pregame that Williamson -- who played 15 minutes in the opener and 14 minutes against the Clippers -- was going to play about 25 minutes and finish the game.Williamson was on a restriction after he left the bubble on July 16 for a family medical emergency and didn't return until July 24. In the locker room, Williamson said his "feeling alive" comment came after he had to watch the Pelicans lose from the sideline."I ain't gonna lie to you, it's just different in a bad way when I'm on the bench in the fourth quarter, and there's nothing I can do to help my team win," Williamson said. Morant was 1-for-10, with career highs in 3-point attempts and 3-point misses.Gentry credited his team with adapting to Williamson's restrictions over the first two games and figuring out a way to come out on top."You miss a guy for 44 games and then you drop him and he's a huge factor to what we are doing," Gentry said.

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