Williamson loses shoe, but Pelicans get key 109-99 win

Stan Van Gundy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 24 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans got a much-needed 109-99 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday despite another Zion Williamson shoe incident. Williamson had 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists in his most extensive playing time since returning to the NBA bubble. In the third quarter Williamson drove the lane and landed awkwardly, and his left foot slipped out of his shoe. However, the big man quickly put the shoe back on and remained in the game. It brought back memories of when the then-Duke freshman sensation injured his knee in February of 2019 when his foot ripped through the side of his shoe as he attempted to plant his foot.