The Golden State Warriors look to achieve a bit more history tonight amidst all the other history happening: matching the longest regular season win streak in team history, according to @GSWSstats.
Warriors host Toronto tonight with a chance to match the longest win streak in club history (16, set last season) pic.twitter.com/jFvG2OHbkO— GSWStats (@gswstats) November 17, 2015
Thankfully, they will do so with the services of Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, who were both battling nagging ailments that could have kept them out of tonight's game. With Leandro Barbosa back as well, the Warriors will almost be attacking the Toronto Raptors at full strength (or full-ish strength, since flus and back problems rarely magically disappear). Yet unfortunately, Shaun Livingston is out with a left hip problem.
For tonight's game vs. Toronto: K. Thompson is available to play. Livingston (strained left hip flexor) & Looney (right hip surgery) are out— GSWStats (@gswstats) November 18, 2015
Klay Thompson (back) and Draymond Green (flu) won't have minutes limit tonight, but Luke Walton will be observing carefully.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) November 18, 2015
Livingston's absence gives the Warriors an opportunity to roll with some of their other bench players for longer periods of time to see what they can do. Rush seems like a clear candidate for more time, but could we also see more of Harrison Barnes playing the two?
Lots of intrigue for a random November NBA game that could be another opportunity to make history for a team that has already made quite a bit. And since we're talking about historic feats, celebrate this defending champion doing defending champ things with our latest t-shirt.