The Spurs have already announced that they’ll be resting their stars, which means the Warriors should be expected to coast to a victory. Both LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan will be out for the Spurs, whose starting lineup looks to pale in comparison to the Warriors on paper.
As Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, they’re not planning to give anyone the night off.
Steve Kerr not resting anyone tonight vs Spurs: “No loads will be managed.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 7, 2019
However, the game will hold significance for DeMarcus Cousins, who is still working his way back into full form as a NBA regular after suffering an Achilles injury last year. Steve Kerr expects Cousins to continue playing around 25 minutes per game at least until after the 2019 NBA All-Star break.
Steve Kerr said he plans to keep DeMarcus Cousins' minutes around the 25-minute range through the All-Star break. "I think that All-Star break comes at a good time for him," Kerr said. "When we come back, we can look at ramping up his minutes."— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) February 7, 2019
Cousins has averaged 22.7 minutes per game in just seven games so far this season so he’s still got more to give down the road.
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