WATCH: Zion Williamson gets Sleepy on the Bench during the Pelicans vs Pistons Game

Published 01/14/2020, 2:06 PM EST

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Watching a match from the bench can be a boring job for a player who wants to get out there and perform. 19-year old Zion Williamson might have had one such moment when he was watching the game between New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons from the bench.

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A video came out on social media where he was looking droopy and almost seemed like a short power nap.

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The game was in fact far from boring. It was going into a tense finish when Zion was seen in a sleepy mood. Pelicans had a three-point lead with just under two minutes left. And the score remained level by the end of regular time.

A strong final quarter for the Pistons took the game to over time. Detroit scored 25 in the fourth quarter to Pelicans’ 13. However, the Pistons could not go on with their momentum in Over time as the Pelicans win the game 117-110.

 

All of the Pelicans’ starters got into double figures in scoring with one of the substitutes Frank Jackson also getting 13 points. Their Centre Jahil Okafor registered a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds.

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Zion Williamson nearing his return

The Pelicans play Utah Jazz up next on Thursday. Many will have their eyebrows raised prior to the game as Zion Williamson is reported to play on Thursday. Williamson, one of the most exciting prospects prior to the start of the season, is yet to start his season owing to a knee injury. The Pelicans have also been careful not to rush the youngster to prevent him from suffering chronic injuries.

 

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