The Golden State Warriors played Saturday’s game in a position that no team wants to be in: Missing three starters. And since the Warriors sport an all-All-Star starting lineup, that means they were also without three All-Stars: Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and DeMarcus Cousins.
That was enough to beat the Brooklyn Nets at home, but perhaps wouldn’t be enough to take on the surging Los Angeles Clippers on the road. Thankfully we won’t have to find out, as the Warriors are getting one of those starters back.
Green, who has missed the last two games after spraining his toe on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies, will return to the lineup as the Warriors make their first trip of the season to Staples Center. Shaun Livingston will also be returning to action, for the first time since October 26.
Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston will play tonight vs Clippers— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 12, 2018
Curry, however, remains out, and will not only miss tonight’s game, but at tomorrow’s affair against the Atlanta Hawks as well. He didn’t even travel with the team, as he opted to stay home and rehab his groin injury.
Steph Curry will sit both sides of this back-to-back. Already ruled out tomorrow vs Hawks. Kerr said they’re being extra careful: “New injury for him...He’s never had a groin strain.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 12, 2018
Hopefully Curry is back soon, but in the interim, it will certainly be good to see Green on the court again, making his case for another Defensive Player of the Year award.