Golden State Warriors host short-handed Los Angeles Clippers

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 8: Stephen Curry
OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 8: Stephen Curry /

The Golden State Warriors are set to host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Oracle Arena.

Last time out against the Los Angeles Clippers, the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors secured a 121-105 victory at Staples Center. In what will be their second matchup in just five days, the Dubs will face off once again against the Clips, only this time it will be at Oracle Arena on Wednesday.

This game will be Golden State’s last game before starting a 5-game road trip that will feature the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets. It’s important that the Warriors finish strong before heading East to face some of the best teams in the league.

As it stands right now, the Dubs hold the first seed in the West with a win/loss record of 33-8. They’ve created a significant amount of distance between the first and second seeds in the West, holding a solid 4-game lead over former Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, and Most Valuable Player candidate, James Harden.

The Warriors have also notably won five straight contests, scoring an average 127.0 points per game. After having to work with a severely depleted roster the majority of last month, this game against Los Angeles will have us see the Warriors at their healthiest so far this year.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Tip-Off: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. PST

Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, ESPN

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Los Angeles Clippers

PG: Jawun Evans

SG: Lou Williams

SF: C.J. Williams

PF: Wesley Johnson

C: DeAndre Jordan

Head Coach: Doc Rivers

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: Kevin Durant (right calf strain), Draymond Green (right knee soreness) and Andre Iguodala (left knee & hip soreness) are considered probable. Damian Jones is on assignment with the Santa Cruz Warriors, while two-way contract players Quinn Cook and Chris Boucher are also with the Sea Dubs.

LAC: Milos Teodosic (sore plantar fasciitis) is listed as “questionable.” Patrick Beverley (right knee surgery), Danilo Gallinari (left glute injury), Blake Griffin (concussion) and Austin Rivers (right ankle injury) are inactive.

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Key(s) to the Game

They key to the game is simple: Don’t. Get. Hurt.

It was already disappointing enough having Steph Curry limited to the sidelines against the Cavs on Christmas Day; there’s no way Curry misses the only other regular season opportunity against self-proclaimed king of the NBA, LeBron James.

In addition, Draymond has seen his name on and off the injury list for the past couple months now, while KD has missed the last three games after carrying the team in Curry’s absence last month. It’s important that these two guys don’t push themselves too hard and remain as fresh as possible ahead of the team’s 5-game road trip.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)