After assuming for most of the day that Andrew Bogut would remain out of tonight's game, he was eventually upgraded to "questionable" and now, finally, has been cleared to play. Like yesterday, the Warriors evaluated him after pre-game warmups to determine whether he could play. Unlike yesterday, it seems he is now good to go.
The Warriors say center Andrew Bogut (lower back spasms) will play at Nets tonight.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 6, 2015
Given that the Warriors are trying to pull off the relatively rare feat of repeating as champions, you feel that the organization would not clear him to play unless he was absolutely healthy. Otherwise, why not let him rest, put him in bubble wrap if necessary, and keep him fresh for the postseason?
Rusty Simmons of the S.F. Chronicle also reported today that Harrison Barnes will miss at least the next four games until his ankle is re-evaluated next Sunday.
Harrison Barnes, who had played 205 consecutive games, has missed 4 straight and will miss at least the next 4 with a sprained left ankle.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) December 6, 2015
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets are dealing with injury problems of their own with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dealing with his own ankle sprain.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for tonight's game vs Warriors, Nets say.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) December 6, 2015
Will the Warriors be able to persevere on the road? Will Jarrett Jack come up with another evil scheme to stop them? Stay tuned to find out!