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Clippers at Warriors Gamethread: No Splash Bros

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The Dubs look for their 13th straight win against the Clippers, but they’ll have to do it without their starting backcourt.

Golden State Warriors v LA Clippers Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors haven’t lost to the Los Angeles Clippers since Christmas day of 2014. It’s been 12 straight wins against a team that somehow thought they were rivals.

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.

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.

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.

It’s always fun when the Warriors play the Clippers, even if it’s pretty lopsided.

Let’s Go Dubs!

Update:

Livingston and Nick Young will be starting.