It's always tough to beat the Jazz in Utah, as the Warriors were reminded last month. Golden State was going to be a massive underdog Friday night as it was, and Thursday's injury report certainly won't change that.
After suffering an embarrassing home overtime loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday, the Dubs will try to right the ship against Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert & Co., but they'll have to do it without at least one of their best players -- and we don't mean Steph Curry or Klay Thompson.
Draymond Green is listed as out (rest) for Friday's game at Vivint Smart Home Arena, while rookie Eric Paschall is doubtful with left hip soreness. Additionally, both Ky Bowman and Alen Smailagic are on G League assignment.
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With Green out and Paschall doubtful, one would expect Golden State's (relatively) healthy bigs like Kevon Looney and Marquese Chriss to get some extended playing time against the Jazz.
The five-win Warriors face the four-win Knicks on Wednesday night in a battle of two teams at the bottom of the NBA standings. If there ever was a time for the Dubs to get a rare home win, it's tonight.
Golden State is just 2-8 at home in Chase Center's opening season. But the Knicks only have one road win all season long.
The Warriors also have beat the Knicks in 10 straight games.
Warriors rookie forward Eric Paschall, who is averaging 16.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, is listed as questionable but believes he will play. Fellow big man Alen Smailagic was recalled from the team's Santa Cruz G League affiliate and could make his NBA debut. He was the No. 39 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
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Here's how to watch Wednesday's Warriors-Knicks game.
When: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. PT -- pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
TV Channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live Stream: MyTeams App
Alen Smailagic just might make his NBA debut Wednesday night against the Knicks.
The Warriors recalled the rookie big man from their G League affiliate in Santa Cruz, the team announced.
Smailagic -- the No. 39 overall pick in the 2019 draft -- sprained his ankle during Golden State's second training camp practice, and was sidelined for nearly two months.
He made his season debut with the Sea Dubs on Nov. 29, and averaged 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in 21.9 minutes over his first six appearances.
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The 19-year-old shot over 47 percent from the field and 33 percent (8-for-24) from 3-point territory.
At this point, it's unclear if the Serbian will travel with the Warriors for Friday's game at Utah, or if he will play in Santa Cruz on Friday night against the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario.
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