Full Highlights: Pelicans 133-109 Hawks, 2019 NBA Preseason
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Full Highlights: Pelicans 133-109 Hawks, 2019 NBA Preseason

Follow along for New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks live stream online, TV channel, roster preview and score updates of the 2019 NBA Preseason. Tip-off time: 7:30pm ET.

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Highlights
Pelicans 133-109 Hawks
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Statement made
A lot of positives for New Orleans in their first preseason game. Ball movement at it's best and solid minutes from bench players. 
Scoring leader
Jrue Holiday played 18 minutes and led all scorers with 21 points in 7-9 from the field.
Alvin Gentry's squad dominated the Hawks after a shaky start and managed to defeat them at the State Farm Arena.
Pelicans Win
New Orleans gets a good dub on the road to start their preseason campaign.
Nickeil
The rookie is showing off some of that craftiness and scoring ability that made him one of the best players in Las Vegas summer league.
Q4 - 2:40
Pelicans call TO.
Minutes for Hayes
The center from Texas will get playing time.
Ingram grinding
Brandon Ingram with 11 of his 19 points in the third quarter.
Blowout in Atlanta
The Pelicans lead the Hawks by almost 30 points with just a couple of minutes left in the game. 
Statement of the rookie
In just a matter of minutes Nickeil Alexander-Walker is already in double digits.
Duke's brotherhood
While Zion and Cam battle it out in Atlanta, RJ Barrett is already doing work with the Knicks.
Respect to both coaches for keeping their starters throughout the whole game
May not be the wisest move to prevent injuries but the more minutes they get together before the season starts the better.
Q4 - 7:00
Two quick personal fouls for Zion Williamson.
Q4 - 8:32
Jones Substitution replaced by Len.
FIRE
Zion rocks the Air Jordan XXXIV in the preseason opener.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
The rookie already has 7 points in his five minutes on the floor.
Vet - Rookie connection
Vince Carter with the no-look assist.
Third quarter ends
Pelicans lead Hawks 110-87.
Q2 - 0:02
Alexander-Walker 3pt Shot.
Q2 - 2:07
Atlanta calls TO.
Second and third unit player starting to get minutes on the floor.
Williamson Substitution replaced by Alexander-Walker.
Quavo Huncho in the building
Quavo with Saweetie sitting courtside.
BI with the pump fake and three point shot.
Off the bench
Cam Reddish and Alex Len combine for 21 points off the bench so far.
In a zone
Brandon Ingram has picked his game up in the second half and has 17 points. Jrue Holiday leads all scorers with 19.
The rookie from Italy, Nicolo Melli from the Pelicans has 6 points and 3 rebounds in the five minutes he has played this game.
Rook Watch
Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander Walker will see minutes in tonight's game.
Shouldn't be surprised if we see action of more bench players in the second half.
Q3 - 12:00
Second half is underway!
Zo is the perfect definition of a well taken NBA player. Two seasons later looks like has finally found his shooting form.
Zion doing work
Zion Williamson leads all scorers in tonight's game with 11 points. 
Half-time
Hawks trail to the Pelicans at home 61-75.
Q2 - 0:03
Trae Young misses the last shot of the quarter.
Three Three's
Another 3-pointer from Lonzo Ball. That new shooting form really working out so far. 9 points from the Chino Hills made.
Jrue's impact
Holiday will finish the first half with 10 points going 4-5 from the field.
Facts
Q2 - 2:00
Zion and Lonzo are subbed in to finish the half at Atlanta.
Foul trouble
Josh Hart has already picked up 4 personal fouls in the first half.
Q2 - 2:57
Pelicans call a TO.
Trae's nutmeg
'TraeTL' nutmeg's JJ Redick and finishes with an easy layup.
Brandon Ingram's got something to prove this season. 
Q2 - 3:25
 Ingram Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot.
Zion keeps dunking
If things stay this way the Hawks will have to switch the rim at the end of tonight's game. 
Heat check for Zo.
Q2 - 6:39
Williamson Cutting Dunk Shot.
Q2 - 7:50
New Orleans gets a good offensive run and takes the lead.
Q2
Second quarter is underway.
'Big Fella' doing work
Jahlil Okafor finished the first quarter with 6 points and 4 rebounds. 
Q1
First quarter comes to an end. Atlanta leads the Pelicans 34-29.
Q1 - 2:20
Okafor Tip Layup Shot.
Zion's heat map
Zion Williamson checks out after playing 8 minutes. Had 7 pts, 3 reb, 3/7 FGs.
Q1 - 3:00
Pelicans call a TO.
Q1 - 3:00
Complete new five for NOLA. Hart, Williams, Okafor, Redick and Moore.
Ball movement
What a play by the Pelicans. Everyone touching the rock!
Q1 - 6:00
Smooth euro-step by Holiday to finish with a layup.
Q1 - 6:15
Lonzo Ball sinks a three.
Q1 - 6:44
0-2 for Cam Reddish. He has been block twice in the beginning if his NBA career.
Williamson is getting used to this NBA thing
Zion detonates on the rim.
Q1 - 7:37
Atlanta calls timeout.
Welcome to the league!
Cam Reddish makes his NBA debut and on his very first possession gets blocked by Jrue Holiday. 
Q1 - 9:35
John Collins dunk. 
Q1 - 10:35
Williamson Driving Dunk Shot
Q1 - 11:06
Williamson and one. Sinks free throw.
Q1 - 11:26
Hunter Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)
Two generations
Vince Carter and Zion Williamson shared a moment before the game started. Two generations, one court. 
More than just basketball.
Q1 - 12:00
Game is underway at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia!
ATL Starting 5
PG - Trae Young, SG - DeAndre Bembrey, SF - DeAndre Hunter, PF - John Collins, C - Damion Jones.
Last meeting
The last time these two teams played each other was back in March. That day, the Hawks defeated the Pelicans by 130-120. 
Duke's Legacy
There's currently 5 players in the New Orleans Pelicans roster that attended to Duke University.

Brandon Ingram, JJ Redick, Zion Williamson, Frank Jackson and Jahlil Okafor.

Former teammates
This will be the first time the former Duke teammates, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish face in the NBA.

A night to remember!

ICE TRAE in the building!
Trae Young's arrival to the State Farm Arena.
Quick fact
Jaxson Hayes and Nickel Alexander-Walker were drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round during the latest NBA Draft. The Texas center and the Virginia Tech guard ended up in New Orleans after a trade.
Lonzo Ball's return
This will be the first game back for Lonzo Ball since January 19th. where he suffered an ankle injury with the LA Lakers against the Houston Rockets.
Out for tonight
Atlanta won't count with Allen Crabbe, Chandler Parsons, Evan Turner & Ray Spalding for tonight's game. 
NOLA Starting 5
PG - Lonzo Ball, SG - Jrue Holiday, SF - Zion Williamson, PF - Brandon Ingram, C - Derrick Favors.
The Philips Arena will have NBA action once again. The city of Atlanta wants their Hawks back.
Reddish is more than ready
"It feels like I haven't played in forever. So I'm definitely looking forward to it. I'm super excited. I haven't stopped thinking about it," said Cam Reddish to AJC.com.

 

It is Zion's night
New Orleans has been waiting for this day for a long time. Rookie sensation Zion Williamson will make his first appearance for the Pelicans tonight!
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'The Other Ones'
John Collins and Kevin Huerter will be key for Atlanta, being two really young and solid players. 
Breakout season for 'ICE TRAE'?
Trae Young was named as the 'Runner Up' in last years' ROTY voting. His progress and development as a leader should help the Hawks to make that playoff push in the East.
Vince Farewell
Vince Carter will be playing his final season in the NBA this coming year. He is currently 42 years old.
Draft picks
Atlanta was able to get the #4 pick in the latest NBA Draft in D'Andre Hunter, so as Duke's finest Cam Reddish and the 'man amongst boys' Bruno Fernando from Maryland. 
Atlanta
The Hawks start their preseason at home with a young team led by Trae Young. 
Better atmosphere
The former Lakers', 'Zo', 'BI' and 'JHart' will be more themselves this coming season with the Pelicans, and will enjoy basketball even more. 
Rooks
Jaxson Hayes, Zion Williamson and Nickel Alexander Walker lead the rookie class. 
Tactic and Goals
NOLA will be a fast paced team that will aspire to get a playoff spot at the end of the season.
Shaky summer in New Orleans
Anthony Davis trade was the news from the summer in the league. In exchange of AD, the Pelicans got Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and an extraordinary rookie class.
Pelicans arrival
New Orleans arrived to Atlanta today after doing their 'Open Practice' las Saturday in front of the city. 
State Farm Arena
The game will be played at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta with a 7:30pm tipoff.
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