Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, along with Clippers guard Milos Teodosic and forward Blake Griffin, will miss tonight’s game between the two teams.
Curry, who had recently missed 11 games with a sprained ankle, re-aggravated that injury during a workout today and has been ruled out of tonight’s game. He was averaging 35 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists in five games since returning, shooting 57% from the field and 53% from deep.
Thompson will miss tonight’s game for a rest night.
For the Warriors, Kevin Durant (right calf strain), Draymond Green (right knee soreness), and Andre Iguodala (left knee and hip soreness) will all play.
For the Clippers, Milos Teodosic will miss his third straight game after exiting last Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a re-aggravated plantar fascia injury, which had originally caused him to miss over 20 games earlier in the season. Teodosic has not been playing back-to-backs this season as the team manages his return from this foot injury, so it isn’t surprising that he was held out tonight, on the first leg of a back-to-back. Hopefully, he can return to action tomorrow night against the Sacramento Kings.
Blake Griffin continues to be out after suffering a concussion in the first quarter of the Clippers’ game against the Warriors last Saturday. He has made some progression in the NBA’s concussion protocol, but has not yet passed all of the tests required to be cleared to play.
Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (microfracture knee surgery), Danilo Gallinari (partially torn left glute), and Austin Rivers (sore right ankle) remain sidelined. Beverley will miss the remainder of the season, but there should be updates available on Gallinari and Rivers in the near future to establish timelines for their returns.