Zion Williamson said he "felt alive" after finishing the fourth quarter in the New Orleans Pelicans' 109-99 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

"I felt alive again. My competitive spirit was there, and I'm glad Coach and the whole team trusted me to finish the game out," Williamson said after the game.

Williamson, who played 25 minutes, finished the game with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Williamson played just 15 minutes against the Jazz and 14 minutes against the Clippers, while sitting on the bench during the stretch run of the fourth quarters.

"I ain't gonna lie to you, it's just different in a bad way when I'm on the bench in the fourth quarter, and there's nothing I can do to help my team win. So I said I felt alive -- it was just great to be out there doing whatever I can to help my team win."