There are some obstacles as the Dubs try to make it 13 straight. Mainly that they’ll be doing it without their starting backcourt. Stephen Curry is out after tweaking his ankle during practice, and Klay Thompson is sitting out due to scheduled rest.
Despite Curry’s absence, the team will not have Quinn Cook for depth, as the point guard on a two-way contract couldn’t make it to the Bay Area.
Warriors wanted to bring Quinn Cook up tonight in wake of Curry injury. Steve Kerr called Kent Lacob. But he's in Toronto. "Too long a flight," Kerr said. If Curry injury lingers, Cook likely meets team in Milwaukee.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 11, 2018
There is good news for the Warriors, though. Great news, actually. Kevin Durant is back! He’ll be playing limited minutes, but it’s great to have him back.
Kevin Durant will be on a minutes restriction, according to Kerr. Kerr wouldn’t say how long the restriction will be but he did say he has a substitution pattern in mind.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 11, 2018
It looks like it will be a secret until tip-off who starts in place of Curry and Thompson. Steve Kerr said he’s choosing between Patrick McCaw and Shaun Livingston for the former, and won’t reveal who will start for the latter.
Kerr said either McCaw or Livingston will start in place of Curry at PG. Hasn't decided yet.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 11, 2018
Steve Kerr said he knows who will start for Klay Thompson, but politely declined to reveal who.— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 11, 2018
It’s always fun when the Warriors play the Clippers, even if it’s pretty lopsided.
Let’s Go Dubs!
Livingston and Nick Young will be starting.
Tonight’s starters: GSW - Livingston, Young, Durant, Green, Pachulia; LAC - Evans, L. Williams, C.J. Williams, Johnson, Jordan— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 11, 2018