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Iguodala out (knee); Durant, Curry both available

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After a nice day (and night) off to enjoy the comforts of Miami, the Golden State Warriors are all set up for a game against the Miami Heat at 4pm today. The Heat are without Hassan Whiteside, so will turn to rookie Bam Adebayo for help at the starting Center spot. I don’t know much about the rookie, but he has an awesome first name and is likely to get torched by the Warriors front court.

Last time we saw this team, it didn’t go so hot for Miami - the Warriors held them to a season-low 80 points - but they are hopeful for better results this time around, now that Dion Waiters is available. Currently sitting at 11-11 on the season, the Heat are going to need a lot of help against a Warriors team that is beginning to hit their stride.

No Andre Iguodala tonight, as he continues to rest his chronically ailing knee but coach Steve Kerr will have all his other options available since both Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have been deemed fit enough to play. Personally, it drives me a little nuts to see this team pushing players to play through injuries, but apparently Curry’s hand isn’t going to get worse.

This is the first game of a back-to-back for the Warriors - who will fly out to New Orleans to face the Pelicans tomorrow. Not that he wasn’t going to do so anyways, but hopefully Kerr keeps this schedule in mind as he deals with rotations and minutes. Even though Curry and Durant are available, the injuries that both are struggling with can quickly go from nagging little concerns to long-term problems if we aren’t careful.

I’d like to see a deep rotation this evening, and of course, a nice pretty win for our guys.