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Kevon Looney is out against the Celtics

With Looney sidelined, an opportunity opens up for Jordan Bell

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Kevon Looney, who is dealing with a strained pelvis, has officially been ruled out of Tuesday’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics. The team announced the news on Monday.

Looney missed Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, after suffering the injury on Thursday. Also missing Saturday’s game was Klay Thompson, who has right knee soreness. His MRI came back clean, and he is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game.

Andre Iguodala is also questionable due to the lower back tightness that has plagued him for quite some time, and Alfonzo McKinnie is probable with a left hip contusion. In other words, there’s a chance the Warriors are out quite a few people tomorrow, though it may end up being just Looney.

With Looney out, Golden State will lean heavily on Jordan Bell, as he will be the only backup to DeMarcus Cousins. Bell has been playing more minutes in the last few games, and has taken advantage of the opportunity by performing well on both sides of the court.

Especially with the news that Andrew Bogut is coming to town, Bell will be looking for ways to prove his worth to the team heading into the playoffs. A matchup against a strong playoff team in Boston, with an All-Star center in Al Horford, is just that opportunity.

So we know Bell will play a bit on Tuesday. The question is, how will he fare?