1. The Warriors Will Win the Rebounding Battle
This might sound crazy due to Lee’s absence, but hear me out on this one.
Lee is an amazing rebounder, yes. He averaged over 11 boards per game during the regular season and led the league with 56 double-doubles.
But as with any team, when a star player is unavailable, the other guys have to step up. This is especially true with the Warriors.
With Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, Carl Landry and Harrison Barnes all expected to play big minutes on Tuesday night, I believe that they will put together a collaborative effort to compensate for Lee’s absence. Look for the guards like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack to get into the mix as well.
Kenneth Farried will be back in action for Denver, but he should be prepared for a war against the Warriors. Nobody knows how healthy his ankle is, and injury might still linger with him throughout the night.