Zion Williamson is setting new benchmarks in the NBA in year two despite the New Orleans Pelicans' middling form.
Paul George took over in the final minute as the Clippers rallied past Portland.
A look at the New Orleans Pelicans and their cornerstones in Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram as they aim to challenge in the west.
Zion Williamson said Pelicans assistant coach Teresa Weatherspoon was a motivating force behind his stunning performance against the 76ers.
Zion Williamson had a career-best 15 rebounds and 37 points, while Jayson Tatum and Zach LaVine both reached 50 points.
Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid was too hot to handle in Boston, while Stephen Curry fuelled the Golden State Warriors.
Zion Williamson and De'Aaron Fox enjoyed a strong week, but some star names have found the going tough of late.
The Dallas Mavericks became the latest team to struggle against Zion Williamson, a player who presents unique problems.
The Los Angeles Clippers beat Doc Rivers' streaking Philadelphia 76ers, while Gregg Popovich celebrated a milestone victory.
James Harden once again fuelled the Brooklyn Nets, who remain hot on the trail of the Philadelphia 76ers.