DeMarcus Cousins will not play tonight when the Golden State Warriors visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cousins, who left Saturday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to right foot soreness, did not play yesterday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Instead, Cousins had an MRI on his right ankle, which, to the relief of all, came back clean.
Andre Iguodala, who also missed Monday’s game on account of a tooth extraction, is listed as probable for tonight’s game. Rounding out the injury report are Shaun Livingston and Jacob Evans III, who are both listed as questionable. Evans is questionable due to illness, while no reason is stated for Livingston.
Injury report for tonight’s game at Minnesota: Andre Iguodala (dental work) is probable. Jacob Evans (illness) and Shaun Livingston are questionable. DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle soreness) and Damian Jones (left pectoral surgery) are out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 19, 2019
With Cousins missing another game, the Warriors will almost surely play Andrew Bogut again in the back-to-back. Bogut wasn’t supposed to join the team until Thursday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, but Boogie’s injury accelerated the timeline.
Bogut made his debut last night, and played well, scoring seven points and grabbing seven rebounds in 19 minutes of action. He’ll have to play a big role again tonight against All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, who has been on an offensive tear over the last month.
The Warriors have a chance at finishing off an impressive road trip. If they can win tonight, they will have gone 3-1 on the road, despite Cousins and Kevin Durant each missing two games, and Iguodala at least one.
Golden State and Minnesota play at 5:00 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area.