New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) high-fives fans as he leaves as the top scorer with 26 points in his team’s 128-127 victory over the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Williamson, the number one pick in the NBA draft, made his home debut during the preseason game at the Smoothie King Center. Photo by Matthew Hinton

PICS: Zion Williamson makes his home debut at the Smoothie King Center

The Pelicans pulled off a close win, with just one point over the Utah Jazz, 127-128.

by Matthew Hinton | October 14, 2019

Friday night the top draft pick in the NBA, Zion Williamson, made his home debut during the preseason game at the Smoothie King Center.

The Pelicans pulled off a close win, with just one point over the Utah Jazz, 127-128.

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Matthew Hinton

Matthew Hinton

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer.
Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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