Editor's note: Steph Curry failed to finish his routine at shootaround today after slipping and immediately headed for treatment. Check back here for updates.
OAKLAND -- No sooner than Kevin Durant was cleared, Stephen Curry was scratched from the lineup Wednesday night, when the Warriors face the Los Angeles Clippers.
Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:30, with tipoff at Oracle Arena scheduled for 7:35.
Curry tweaked his right ankle during the morning shootaround and will not play. Fellow guard Klay Thompson is being given the night off to rest.
Though Durant -- who needs 25 points to reach 20,000 for his career -- has missed the last three games, the Warriors (33-8), largely due to Curry’s production, have won five in a row, by an average of 10.4 points. One of those wins was over the Clippers last Saturday in Los Angeles.
Warriors by 12
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Pat McCaw & Co. vs. Lou Williams: With Thompson out, the Warriors will rely on several defenders in an attempt to contain Williams. Besides McCaw, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston also will get opportunities. Signed as LA’s sixth man, Williams leads all NBA bench scorers, at 21.8 points per game, but has been pressed into the starting lineup due to injuries. He averaged 28.6 points per game over the last 10 games, 31.2 over the last five. With Griffin out, Williams is by far LA’s biggest threat.
Warriors: G Stephen Curry (R ankle sprain) and G Klay Thompson (rest) are listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
Clippers: G Milos Teodosic (plantar fasciitis) is listed as questionable. G Patrick Beverley (R knee surgery), F Danili Gallinari (L glute injury), F Blake Griffin (concussion protocol) and G Austin Rivers (R ankle injury) are listed as out.
Ken Mauer (crew chief), Ben Taylor, Josh Tiven
The Warriors won the first two of four meetings this season, 141-113 on Oct. 30 in LA and 121-105 on Jan. 6 in LA. The Warriors have won 12 in a row, the fourth-longest NBA win streak against a specific opponent. The Warriors have 21 of the last 23 in Oakland and 20 of the last 25 overall.
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
KD 20K: Kevin Durant is 25 points away from becoming the 44th player in league history to score 20,000. At age, he would become the second-youngest player to reach that mark, behind only LeBron James. Only four players have reached 20,000 points before turning 30: Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and James.
BACKCOURT SHUFFLE: With Curry and Thompson both out of action, coach Steve Kerr will have to do plenty of shuffling. Best bets to start are Livingston and McCaw, with Nick Young coming off the bench and Iguodala putting in minutes at the point. No matter where the minutes go, the loss of firepower is significant.
THE 120 CLUB: The Warriors averaged 127.0 points over their last five games, topping the 120 mark in all five. The Warriors are 19-1 when scoring at least 120. The last Warriors teams to score at least 120 points over six games was the 1988-89 team featuring Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond.