The dominant Golden State Warriors will host the tanking Philadelphia 76ers tonight with a big chunk of their bench rotation missing.
In addition to those out due to injuries - Festus Ezeli, Andre Iguodala, and Kevon Looney - the Warriors will be without backup guard Shaun Livingston, who will be out to take a rest.
For tonight's game vs PHI: Shaun Livingston (rest), Kevon Looney (right hip), Festus Ezeli (left knee) & Andre Iguodala (left ankle) are out— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 27, 2016
The only thing that's really surprising about this is that the Warriors aren't sitting a starter in need of rest against a team that has only won three road games all season.
Don't really see the point in GSW playing Curry today. Just seems foolish and a bit arrogant thinking they don't need rest.— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) March 27, 2016
In any case, given that the Warriors needed a last second bucket from Harrison Barnes to win this game last time, it also wouldn't be surprising to see them want to put them away early and send a message that the gap between these two teams is wider than the first outcome suggested.