D'Angelo Russell criticizes referees about Zion Williamson's treatment

2022-12-29 07:04

D'Angelo Russell claimed Zion Williamson is playing football while all others are playing basketball and gets special treatment from the referees.

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Zion Williamson scored a career-high 43 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night with 13 of them coming during the last two minutes of the game.

With 41 seconds to go, the New Orleans Pelicans star intercepted D'Angelo Russell's pass to Jaden McDaniels to take a 118-116 lead. Talking after the game, Russell was not happy with the treatment Zion gets from the referees. 

"He just ran through my guy, took the ball, he's playing football, we're playing basketball, we can't touch him or guard him, so good for him," the Timberwolves guard talked about the episode.

Player of the Game
Zion  Williamson
Zion Williamson
Points 43
Accuracy 14-21
Rebounds 3
Assists 5

The Pelicans ended up winning the game 119-118.

After missing the entire 2021-22 season due to an injury, Zion has been leading his team without missing a beat this year, averaging 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game.

D'Angelo Russell's comment:

Last minutes of the game: