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Warriors vs. Grizzlies Game 4 gamethread: Key questions for Golden State

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The Warriors face the Grizzlies in a critical Game 4 matchup tonight at 6:30 p.m. PST tonight.

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Since I was tasked with previewing Game 4, you probably don't want to hear much more from me — you can find all of my thoughts on this game and more in our Game 4 storysteam.


But I'll summarize my thoughts over the last few days with a few questions that Warriors coach Steve Kerr might not even have hard answers to right now:

1. How much will missing Marreesse Speights alter the rotation?

Speights has only played around five minutes in the last two games so his absence doesn't seem likely to lead to David Lee figuring prominently in this game, but with a decision needing to be made about those minutes — and the possibility of foul trouble down low — will Kerr start giving different players/lineups a chance?

2. How much will Andrew Bogut play?

Bogut sat the entire fourth quarter in Game 3. Will that push the coaching staff to re-consider how much they play him tonight?

3. Will we see more small ball tonight?

Is anybody else surprised that Harrison Barnes led the team in minutes in Game 3 with 40:47? Klay Thompson had foul trouble and Draymond Green had some turnover problems, but it will be interesting to see how much Kerr leans on Barnes in a smaller lineup especially given how they played in the fourth quarter of Game 3.

What questions do you have? Sound off in the comments below. To read more on the game, check out our storystream. The gamethread is officially open.