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Warriors vs. Bulls: Shaun Livingston “expects to miss a few more games” with foot soreness

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The Warriors will face the Bulls tonight without the aid of Shaun Livingston, who will sit out again with foot soreness. That could give Chicago native Alfonzo McKinnie more time to shine.

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The Golden State Warriors will face the Chicago Bulls this evening at 5 p.m. PST without the services of Shaun Livingstons, who is once again going to sit this one out due to foot soreness.

Before you go thinking that this is just another attempt by Warriors coach Steve Kerr to buy some rest for an aging veteran, Anthony Slater of The Athletic tweeted that Livingston’s extended absence is about an injury that started back in the preseason.

While Livingston could be out for a while, Alfonzo McKinnie could continue to find a bump in minutes off the bench as the Warriors try to figure out their rotation. For tonight’s game, that would be a particularly special appearance as McKinnie is an Illinois native like Livingston who few might’ve imagined coming back home as part of a championship team.

Thus far, McKinnie has made the most of the opportunity created by Patrick McCaw’s curious absence.

As Duby Dub Dubs, wrote about McKinnie’s last game against Brooklyn, “He was plus 12 in 17 minutes, with nine points - including a critical three-pointer; and chipped in five rebounds, a steal and a block.”

Join us to see what McKinnie does in his hometown tonight against the Bulls.