Williamson scores 29, Pelicans hold off Pistons 104-98


              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts as he walks to courtside fans to shake hands after being fouled while scoring a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts as he walks to courtside fans to shake hands after being fouled while scoring a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) slam dunks over Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey, right, and center Isaiah Stewart in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey (23) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Trey Murphy III (25) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) pulls in the ball near the baseline against Detroit Pistons forward Marvin Bagley III in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              Detroit Pistons forward Marvin Bagley III (35) goes to the basket over New Orleans Pelicans guard Dyson Daniels (11) and center Jonas Valanciunas (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green calls out from the bench in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) helps up guard Dyson Daniels (11) after Daniels was fouled as he scored a basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) scoops in a loose ball against Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket between Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) and center Jalen Duren (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
            
              New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket between Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) and center Jalen Duren (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Williamson scores 29, Pelicans hold off Pistons 104-98