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The New Orleans Pelicans fell to the New York Knicks in overtime at Madison Square Garden. Zion Williamson played 42 minutes and led his team in scoring with 34 points. He also grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 5 assists. After the game, he was asked about how he feels playing in New York.

“I’m glad you asked that, actually” the 20-year-old phenom said. “New York is the mecca of basketball. I love playing here. I played here in college and this is my first time playing in the pros. This atmosphere, whether they’re cheering for you or booing you, it’s amazing. Outside of New Orleans, obviously, this might be my favorite place to play. I can’t even lie to you.”

At this point, the Pelicans are fighting for a Play-In Tournament spot. With 25 wins and 32 losses, they are sitting at the eleventh place in the Western Conference. New Orleans is two wins behind the tenth-place Spurs.