END OF THE ROAD
It began with essentially the most attended sport in NBA historical past and has included a White Home go to and a extremely contested NBA Finals rematch that went into extra time, however the Warriors’ five-game street journey will come to an finish on Friday after they go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The street journey has been an eventful one to say the least, and the Dubs have an opportunity to do one thing they’ve but to do that season – have a successful street journey. The Dubs have break up their first 4 video games of the journey and can wrap it up on Friday towards the house owners of the very best dwelling document within the Jap Convention (19-4). This would be the Dubs’ second and remaining common season matchup with the Cavs, and the Dubs received the primary one, 106-101, again at dwelling in November behind a clutch fourth quarter efficiency from Stephen Curry.
Warriors at Cavaliers
Friday, January 20 | Tipoff: 4:30 p.m. PT
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LAST TIME OUT
Making their first go to to Boston since final 12 months’s Championship clincher within the NBA Finals, the Warriors outplayed the Celtics for 3 quarters however finally fell 121-118 in extra time on Thursday. Stephen Curry had 29 factors to steer the Dubs, who additionally had 20-plus factors from Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins, whereas Draymond Inexperienced completed one help shy of a triple-double. » Full Recreation Recap
Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Boston Celtics
|ninth in West||fifth in East|
|PTS: 117.6 (4th)||PTS: 111.6 (twenty sixth)|
|REB: 44.1 (eleventh)||REB: 42.6 (twentieth)|
|AST: 29.3 (third)||AST: 23.7 (14th)|
DID YOU KNOW?
The Warriors have received every of their final 11 common season video games towards the Cavaliers, marking their longest lively successful streak towards a single opponent.
PREVIOUS GAME STARTERS
GSW: Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Inexperienced
CLE: Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen
INJURY & ROSTER NOTES
GSW: JaMychal Inexperienced (proper decrease leg an infection) and Jonathan Kuminga (proper foot sprain) are possible. Stephen Curry (left hip tightness), Draymond Inexperienced (proper nice toe soreness), Andre Iguodala (proper hip soreness), Klay Thompson (proper Achilles tendon harm administration), Andrew Wiggins (left foot soreness) and James Wiseman (left ankle sprain) are out. Workforce Notes
CLE: Donovan Mitchell (strained left groin) is questionable. Dylan Windler (sprained proper ankle) and Dean Wade (sprained left shoulder) are out. Workforce Notes
NEW LOOK LINEUP
On Thursday, the Warriors shortened their rotation to eight gamers and used a beginning lineup consisting of Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney. It was the primary time the Dubs have used that beginning 5 in a daily season sport – that group, nonetheless, did begin the series-clinching Recreation 5 victory over the Nuggets within the first spherical of final 12 months’s NBA Playoffs. Enjoying on the again finish of a back-to-back, and after an emotional back-and-forth battle in a NBA Finals rematch in a troublesome street surroundings no much less, it’s possible that Head Coach Steve Kerr will go deeper into his bench on Friday. The Warriors reserves who did see motion – Kevon Looney, Anthony Lamb and Donte DiVincenzo – mixed for simply 10 factors on Thursday, and the Dubs will in all probability want extra manufacturing than that in the event that they’re to come back with a successful street journey in tow.
|PTS: Curry (29.3)||PTS: Mitchell (28.4)|
|REB: Looney (8.4)||REB: Allen (9.8)|
|AST: Inexperienced (6.7)||AST: Garland (8.0)|
CLEVELAND SCOUTING REPORT
The Cavaliers have alternated wins and losses over the past two weeks and are available into Friday’s matchup in fifth place within the Jap Convention. One of many massive storylines for Cleveland is the well being of Donovan Mitchell. The ninth main scorer (28.4 ppg) within the NBA this season, Mitchell missed the staff’s earlier sport – a down-to-the wire loss to the red-hot Grizzlies – on Wednesday with a strained left groin and is questionable for Friday’s matchup. With or with out Mitchell, the Cavs are a a lot improved and deep staff this season. Darius Garland is coming off a season-high 14-assist effort on Wednesday, and he’s considered one of two gamers within the NBA this season averaging not less than 20 factors and eight assists whereas taking pictures not less than 39 p.c on 3-pointers. Nevertheless it’s on protection the place the Cavs are most harmful. Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen present loads of rim safety, because the Cavs have the second greatest defensive score (permitting 109.4 factors per 100 possessions) and permit the fewest quantity of factors per sport (107.1). The Cavs have held their opponents beneath 100 factors 14 occasions this season and have received 13 of these video games. The Warriors confronted a troublesome check on Thursday, and it received’t get a lot simpler on Friday as they tackle a Cavs staff that has the East’s greatest dwelling document.