“We’ve been through this enough,” Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I don’t think our guys look up and say, ‘Oh, we’re up double figures. We have a margin for error and the game is over.’ It’s the NBA of today. Double figures is nothing. Hell, 20 is nothing. I don’t think our guys let up. We just didn’t play the way we needed to play. We just needed to move the ball better.” Williamson bore almost no responsibility for the loss. The 20-year-old was near perfect, exploding for a career-high 39 points on 16-of-19 shooting. It was his 22nd straight game with 20 points or more, a feat no one else younger than 21 years old has ever achieved.