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Warriors vs Hornets preview: “We Injured!”

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It’s anybody’s game but who’s going to want it more?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tip-off: 7:30pm PST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680
Blog Buddy: www.atthehive.com

The Golden State Warriors started out hot against the Denver Nuggets Saturday night only to sneak away with a 111-108 victory in overtime. At one point, our squad was depleted to only 8 players, sustaining a handful of injuries.

With the Charlotte Hornets in town to take advantage of the Dubs' roster count, rumor has it Stephen Curry and Harrison Barnes could be active for tonights game.

The Warriors. The good news is you got guys like Draymond Green and Klay Thompson coming off of highlight games, ready to make an impact for Golden State. Stephen Curry is projected to return which completes the trio. Add Andrew Bogut and 2 key bench players - Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston - in the mix and our injury riddled squad may have a chance tonight.

There's also an interesting development that ESPN's Sherwood Strauss is reporting on Twitter. This may be a game time decision.

The Hornets have lost their last 3 games and their injury list is piling up Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Jefferson both out having surgery. Spencer Hawes, Jeremy Lin, and Nicolas Batum are all questionable against the Warriors. If Charlotte wants to compete with the Warriors tonight, they're going to need to score over 100 points, a challenge they haven't achieved in 8 of their last 10 games.


Highlights/Predictions:

- Draymond Green has been a beast on the floor and is making triple-doubles look easy. We're all on the look out and wish him the best in making this happen!

- With the Warriors short handed, we're going to need another great shooting night from Klay Thompson who recorded 26 points against the Nuggets on Saturday night.

- "Mo Consistent." Mo Speights had some key plays especially in our win over the Nuggets. With Ezeli out, consistency from Mr. Buckets is going to be needed for our team to capture a W over the Hornets.

- Squad on Deck: For everyone not injured, lets step our game up and finish with a win. It's anybody's time to shine.

Win prediction:

Warriors in another close one, come back from a huge deficit and win it in overtime by 3.

ICYMI/Links:

Final score: Warriors beat Nuggets in disappointing 111-108 overtime win (Recap part 1)

So about that Nuggets game... and why none of it matters for the Warriors (Recap part 2)

Explain One Play: Andre Iguodala's thunderous slam dunk (Play of the Night)