Gamethread: Zion versus Bender and the tank

Warriors resting Draymond Green, Chriss questionable; Zion Williamson dominance likely

While the New Orleans Pelicans haven’t been very good for most of the season, the Golden State Warriors have been worse - and will be even worse than that tonight as they hold out Draymond Green against one of the most dominant post players in the league.

On the plus side, the Warriors have formally signed Center Dragan Bender to a 10-day contract. However, with Marquese Chriss listed as questionable Bender may need to play the game of his life if he hopes to avoid beginning his career at Golden State with a loss.

The Warriors, have done what they can, recalling Alen Smailagic from Santa Cruz just a few hours before tipoff.

Just for giggles

Zion Williamson’s career highs so far are as follows:

Take your pick - which category will Zion set a new career high in tonight?

And a quick in-game highlight…