One high note, one low: Pels fall to Bulls

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The New Orleans Pelicans continue to be maddenly inconsistent.

Wednesday night, two nights after the Pelicans beat Utah, the team with the best record in the NBA, New Orleans lost to Chicago 128-124.

The Bulls had 64 points in the paint.

Zach LaVine had 36 for Chicago.

Zion Williamson had 28 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists for New Orleans.

The Pelicans made a late charge behind second year center Jaxson Hayes. Hayes had 10 points, on 5 for 5 shooting, and three blocks.

The Pelicans host Miami Thursday night, the final game before the All-Star break.

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