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GameThread: No Curry or Durant vs. Kings

Golden State is without its two MVPs as the team looks to push its winning streak to three, against Sacramento.

NBA: Preseason-Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are looking to make it three straight tonight, as they take on the Sacramento Kings. And while the Kings haven’t been good this year, it may not be an easy game, as the Dubs will be shorthanded.

Kevin Durant will miss a game for the third time in the last four contests, due to a sprained ankle. And, more surprisingly, Stephen Curry will be out with a hand contusion.

Starting in their place will be Omri Casspi and Patrick McCaw. Andre Iguodala, who was previously listed as questionable, will play.

With the Warriors’ two MVPs sidelined, Golden State will lean heavily on Klay Thompson’s scoring, Draymond Green’s playmaking, and the team’s role players. It will be a fun opportunity for some players to step up.

There will also be something of a celebration at Oracle Arena. Matt Barnes, who joined the squad last year after Durant’s injury, will be receiving his championship ring.

Barnes is not currently playing for any team. However, it may not be a coincidence that he’s getting his ring while the Kings - who cut him last year - are in town.

It’s also David West bobblehead night! So, anyone at the game who is bummed about missing Curry and Durant at least has a chance at some cool memorabilia.

It’s the first of four meetings this year between the Northern California franchises, and it’s the first chance for Warriors’ fans to get a look at lottery pick De’Aaron Fox. Hopefully it’s a fun one.

Let’s Go Dubs!

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