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Warriors at Spurs Game 3 GameThread: JaVale McGee to start for injured Zaza Pachulia, Kawhi Leonard out

The Warriors and Spurs will face off in San Antonio for Game 3 tonight.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors will face the San Antonio Spurs with an opportunity to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

But early this morning, there was still doubt about who would be playing.

While Spurs star Kawhi Leonard's status remained in doubt, Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia have been hurting for the Warriors.

The Spurs announced Leonard would be out for Game 3 this morning, which is certainly a blow to their hopes of keeping this series competitive.

Meanwhile, JaVale McGee will likely start for Zaza Pachulia, who will miss Game 3 due to injury.

Twitter, of course, has had and will continue to have many jokes about this issue.

The matter of whether Pachulia deliberately ruined this postseason for the Spurs is a matter that I suppose NBA fans will debate for another few weeks or so, especially when trying to discredit whoever wins the title. But I -- like you, I'm assuming -- am far more concerned with the Warriors moving a game closer to reaching the 2017 NBA Finals with a win tonight.

We can let salty fans have their jokes as long as they want.

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