The Warriors are playing in their second night of a back-to-back after Sunday night’s 127-120 victory against the Houston Rockets. The Pelicans will be playing on two days rest after losing against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, 117-109.
Golden State played New Orleans earlier this season under similar circumstances on Nov. 4, 2022. In that game, the Warriors were also on the second night of a back-to-back and rested most of their veteran players. Their young core played heavy minutes and, to their credit, kept the game competitive. However, it wasn’t enough to pull out the victory as the Warriors would go on to lose the game, 114-105.
Tonight should be similar as far as the rotations go as it was announced that Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will be out tonight with Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney being listed as questionable.
The Warriors are resting Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in New Orleans tonight. Andrew Wiggins (foot soreness) and Kevon Looney (hand contusion) are listed as questionable. Looney has appeared in 128 consecutive regular season games, second longest streak in NBA.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 21, 2022
If the starting five can’t go, the “two timelines” plan will be put to the test; so hopefully Golden State’s younger players can pull out the victory this time around.
It should be a fun game. Enjoy the basketball Dub Nation. GO WARRIORS!!!
Warriors: Jordan Poole, Donte DiVincenzo, Anthony Lamb, Jonathan Kuminga, Kevon Looney
*Andrew Wiggins ruled out
Pelicans: Herb Jones, CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas
Regular Season Game #18
Who: Golden State Warriors (8 - 9) at New Orleans Pelicans (9 - 7)
When: 5:00 p.m. PT
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: NBA TV and NBC Sports Bay Area (available on fuboTV)