Golden State Warriors finishes 3-game homestand vs. Sacramento Kings

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The Golden State Warriors will conclude their 3-game homestand with a matchup against the Sacramento Kings.

Fresh off an intense comeback win over DeMarcus Cousins and the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors will finish out their 3-game homestand with a contest against Boogie’s former franchise, the Sacramento Kings.

Positioned at the second seed in the Western Conference behind James Harden and the Houston Rockets, the Warriors will look to a improve their regular season record of 16-6 against the 5-14 Kings, who are coming off a heartbreaking 95-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

While the Kings are relatively inexperienced team lacking a franchise superstar talent, every team thus far this season has put their best foot forward against Golden State, so the Kings should be expected to do the same.

In addition, the Warriors may be severely shorthanded against the Sacramento, which is certainly a cause for concern. Nevertheless, any opportunity to get young guns Patrick McCaw and Jordan Bell into the game are always welcome.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings

Tip-Off: Monday, November 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. PST

Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Sacramento Kings

PG: De’Aaron Fox

SG: George Hill

SF: Garrett Temple

PF: Skal Labissiere

C: Zach Randolph

Head Coach: Dave Joerger

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: Andre Iguodala is considered doubtful due to a sore left knee. Stephen Curry (right hand contusion), Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) & Draymond Green (right foot contusion) are listed as questionable. Damian Jones and two-way contract player Chris Boucher are with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.

UPDATE (11:00 AM/PT): Curry & Durant are out. Iguodala remains doubtful, but Green expected to play.

SAC: Harry Giles is listed out until the start of 2018 as he rehabilitates both of his knees.

Next: Top 3 plays from comeback win vs. Pelicans

Keys to the Game

The Kings made a number of respectable moves during the 2017 NBA Draft, making this particular Kings team my favorite in the past decade. Unfortunately, this means they are, as mentioned prior, rather inexperienced.

The Warriors will still have to contend with Kings scoring leader Zach Randolph (13.2 PPG) and guards De’Aaron Fox (10.7) and Buddy Hield (12.4), the latter of whom scored 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting against the Clippers last Saturday.

But don’t let Hield’s production fool you — the Kings are the worst team in the NBA at putting the ball in the basket, ranking 30th in points per game (94.3) and 28th in field goal percentage (43.4).

With Curry, Durant and Green listed as questionable, the Warriors really only need Klay for this particular game, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Steve Kerr sits the three aforementioned names.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)