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New Orleans Pelicans (15-21)

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vs. Uta 
W 129-124
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vs. Chi 
L 124-128
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vs. Mia 
L 93-103
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Butler takes over, Heat top Pelicans 103-93

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jimmy Butler had 29 points and nine assists, and the Miami Heat took advantage of Zion Williamson's absence to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 103-93 on Thursday night.

With a repertoire of strong inside moves and accurate mid-range shooting, Butler made 10 of 14 shots and eight of nine free throws to help the Heat keep the Pelicans at bay. Butler added a late step-back 3 to give him 10 points during an 11-2 run that put Miami up 98-87 with 2:50 to go.

"You can see we trust him, we want him to have the ball in those moments and he always comes through," Heat guard Goran Dragic said. "It's really awesome to watch him, what he's able to do. He can manipulate the game, get to the free throw line, make shots."

Points: Zion Williamson25.6
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.1
FG%: Zion Williamson61.4%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.30
Blocks: Brandon Ingram0.78
Defense (Rank)
Points: 115.9 (26)
Rebounds: 40.7 (1)
Assists: 27.7 (29)
FG%: 47.6% (26)
FT%: 80.1% (28)
3P%: 39.3% (28)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.5 (5)
Rebounds: 46.1 (5)
Assists: 25.6 (12)
FG%: 48.5% (5)
FT%: 73.2% (28)
3P%: 35.9% (19)
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 18 14 .563 --
Dallas 18 16 .529 1.0
Memphis 16 16 .500 2.0
New Orleans 15 21 .417 5.0
Houston 11 23 .324 8.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
2/22/2021 Sindarius Thornwell Waived
12/19/2020 Rawle Alkins Waived
12/7/2020 Naji Marshall Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
11/30/2020 Kira Lewis Jr. Signed as Draft Pick Two-way contract
11/29/2020 Theo Pinson Re-Signed Two-way contract
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Date Player Status
3/4/2021 Zion Williamson Toe injury
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