Golden State Warriors conclude road trip in San Antonio

Golden State Warriors, (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors will visit the San Antonio Spurs on Monday to conclude a 2-game road trip.

Following a 124-109 victory on Saturday at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Golden State Warriors (53-17) will wrap up their short road trip on Monday with a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs (40-30) at the AT&T Center.

The reigning NBA champions may still be incredibly shorthanded, but no one is ruling them out by any means. San Antonio has struggled a great deal all season, so NBA pundits shouldn’t be surprised when Golden State’s second unit blows them out of the water.

After their short stay in SA, the Dubs will take three fulls days off before kicking off a 4-game home stand that will feature the Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Stephen Curry is expected to be back by the time ATL steps foot in Oakland, which will certainly change the Warriors’ current team dynamic for the better.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

Tip-Off: Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. PDT

Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs

PG: Patty Mills

SG: Dejounte Murray

SF: Danny Green

PF: Kyle Anderson

C: LaMarcus Aldridge

Head Coach: Gregg Popovich

Golden State Warriors

PG: Quinn Cook

SG: Nick Young

SF: Andre Iguodala

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle), Kevin Durant (incomplete rib cartilage fracture), Stephen Curry (tweaked right ankle), Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) and Klay Thompson (fractured right thumb) are out.

UPDATE (1:30 p.m. PDT)

SAS: Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out.

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Keys to the Game

The key to winning this game revolves around what goes down in the paint. While the Spurs don’t have Kawhi, they still have legitimate, veteran threats like LaMarcus Aldridge. Keeping LA off rhythm will prove beneficial in the long run.

That being said, who ends up guarding LA for the majority of the night? While David West and JaVale McGee might be the easy choices, I’d love to see the young guns like Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell, Damian Jones or Chris Boucher take turns on LA, who’d be the perfect test to see where each of them are at in their development.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)