In a nail-biting clash, Zion Williamson’s 33-point performance, including a game-winning layup with 3.8 seconds left, propelled the New Orleans Pelicans (28-21) to a slim 114-113 victory over the San Antonio Spurs (10-39) on Friday night.

C.J. McCollum contributed 21 points, while Brandon Ingram added 19, forming a potent offensive trio for the Pelicans in their second consecutive win.

Despite Victor Wembanyama’s 16 points and 14 rebounds and Devin Vassell’s 28-point effort, the Spurs fell just short, as Vassell missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.