Elfrid Payton made his return from a broken hand that kept him out for 22 games in the New Orleans Pelicans’ 123-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Payton finished the game with 9 points and 6 assists.
“He pushes the pace, gets into the ball on defense, just plays with that aggressiveness that we need. It was really good,” said Julius Randle of Payton’s return.
The Pelicans are 6-1 when Payton plays.