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Warriors vs. Pacers watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

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Warriors vs. Pacers watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Warriors have had a hard time winning lately. With the Indiana Pacers in town, that quest doesn't get any easier.

Pregame coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:30 p.m., with tipoff from Chase Center scheduled for 7:40 p.m.

Friday's game comes hours after the Warriors reportedly traded away Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for 2020 second-round draft pick. Without Cauley-Stein, Golden State's roster currently has no player over seven feet tall to combat Indiana's frontline. 

Meanwhile, the Pacers have won six of their last seven games as coach Nate McMillan continues an impressive tenure in the Midwest. 

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The Warriors enter Friday's matchup having won two straight against Indiana dating back to last season. However, the current iteration of the roster has lost 12 of its last 13 games. 

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Warriors

G - Glenn Robinson III
F - Draymond Green
C - Marquese Chriss
G - Damion Lee
G - D'Angelo Russell

Pacers

F - T.J. Warren
F - Domantas Sabonis
C - Myles Turner
G - Jeremy Lamb
G - T.J. McConnell

INJURY REPORT 

Warriors: Stephen Curry (left-hand fracture), Kevon Looney (left abdominal soreness), Klay Thompson (left ACL rehabilitation), Ky Bowman (G League assignment), Jacob Evans (G League assignment), Alen Smailagic (G League assignment) and Kevon Looney (left abdominal soreness) are out.

Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) and Victor Oladipo (right knee rehabilitation) are out. Goga Bitadze (illness) is questionable. 

ROTATION

Warriors: With Cauley-Stein reportedly traded, more minutes will be available for Marquese Chriss and Omari Spellman. Spellman has played well of late, averaging 11.1 points per game in his last 11 outings. 

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D'Angelo Russell is averaging 26.0 points over his last 12 appearances. Meanwhile, Alec Burks has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 25 outings. Still, the Warriors have lost six of their last seven games at home, including a 129-96 los to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. 
 
Pacers: McMillan has done a fantastic job this season, guiding the Pacers to 29-16 record without guard Victor Oladipo. 

With Oladipo out, forwards TJ Warren and Domantas Sabonis have enjoyed career-years, leading the Pacers to the fifth-best record in the Eastern Conference. Center Myles Turner ranks sixth in the league in blocked shots (2.0 per game) a year after leading the NBA in that category. 

Officials: John Goble (#30), Bill Kennedy (#55), Ray Acosta (#54)

Warriors vs. Pacers live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

Warriors vs. Pacers live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

Losers of 12 of their last 13 games, the Warriors host a streaking Indiana Pacers team at Chase Center on Friday night before departing on a five-game East Coast road trip.

Friday's game will feature two teams headed in opposite directions. While Golden State might have hit a new low in a 129-96 blowout loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, the Pacers have been playing some of their best ball of the season, having won seven of their last nine games with the only losses coming in Miami and Utah to the current second-place teams in each conference.

At 29-16, Indiana currently sits fifth in the East, thanks in large part to the all-around contributions of big man Domantas Sabonis, who is averaging 17.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest on 53.6 percent shooting from the field. The Warriors were going to have their hands full with him, and that was before the reported trade of Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks earlier in the day.

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Here's how to watch Friday night's game between the Warriors and Pacers:

When: Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT, pregame begins at 6:30 p.m.
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live stream: MyTeams App

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