Secondly, the game was cut short due to the quake that hit the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas on Friday night.
Last night, the New Orleans Pelicans got their first look at Zion Williamson when he made his NBA Summer League debut... Play actually continued for a few seconds after the quake, and television cameras captured Pelicans general manager David Griffin looking at the scoreboard and reacting during the few seconds that tremors could be felt in Las Vegas. "He will continue to take part in training and conditioning with our performance team".
The Knicks' R.J. Barrett was also playing in the game. Summer League has gotten bigger and bigger each year, but The Zion Factor is very real - and a league that set an attendance record in Vegas last summer is well on its way already to smashing that mark this year.
As some fans evacuated the building, players were sent down the tunnel, with all games within the arena eventually cancelled for the night.
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The natural disaster, which had its epicentre near the city of Ridgecrest in southern California, about 200 miles from Las Vegas, which is in the neighbouring state of Nevada, was the biggest tremor to strike in two decades.
Williamson wowed the crowd in Las Vegas with a pre-game dunk show, and scored 11 points in nine minutes on the floor. The top 5 markets were: New Orleans, Memphis, Norfolk, Raleigh Durham and Greensboro.
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Williamson, who starred at Duke in his lone college season, is expected to remain with the team in Las Vegas for the duration of the tournament.