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Curry, Pachulia questionable for Warriors' game vs Hornets

Curry, Pachulia questionable for Warriors' game vs Hornets

OAKLAND -- After three months as one of the healthiest teams in the NBA, the Warriors suddenly are getting more acquainted with the trainer’s room.

Point guard Stephen Curry, who had played 47 consecutive games before being sidelined Sunday in Portland with stomach flu, still is recovering and is listed as questionable for the game Wednesday night against Charlotte.

Perhaps because Curry did some light work on Tuesday, the Warriors are optimistic.

“He looked like Steph,” Kevin Durant said afterward.

“I would say ‘highly likely’ that he plays, but I’m not going to go ‘no doubt on it,” said coach Steve Kerr, who described Tuesday as a “maintenance day.”

Then there is center Zaza Pachulia, who wrenched his right shoulder diving for a steal in the fourth quarter on Sunday. He was scheduled for a MRI test Tuesday.

Meanwhile, backup big man David West continues to mend from a non-displaced fracture of his left thumb. He is scheduled to undergo an X-Ray exam on Wednesday and is declared out for Wednesday despite engaging in some 3-on-3 with his thumb in a protective wrap.

Curry, Pachulia and West are three of the team’s top eight players.

Prior to Curry’s absence on Sunday, the Warriors had lost only seven combined games among their five starters, with Pachulia missing four, Draymond Green two and Klay Thompson one. Only Durant has played in all 48.

Andrew Bogut denies bitterness to Warriors: 'I'm a sarcastic a--hole'

Andrew Bogut denies bitterness to Warriors: 'I'm a sarcastic a--hole'

Early in the third quarter of Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Andrew Bogut sustained a season-ending knee injury.

The Warriors lost Games 6 and 7 to the Cavs and Golden State traded Bogut a couple of weeks later to make room for Kevin Durant.

"Look, I’m not stupid, man,” Bogut told Anthony Slater of The Athletic following his season debut in San Antonio. “The dude they made cap space for, I mean, look who he is. I’m not an idiot. You know, if it was someone else, a 12th man, I’d be pissed. But it’s one of the best players in basketball. So I totally get it.

"Was I disappointed? Of course. I wasn’t happy to get traded from a team that just went 73-9, went to the Finals, thought we had a chance to win it, but didn’t. But as far as hating the Warriors? No. I kept in touch with all the guys in this locker room — Andre, Draymond, Steph, Klay at times. Former guys like Harrison (Barnes). Steve would text me."

If you remember, things weren't exactly peachy between Bogut and the Warriors when the big man was shipped out of town.

As NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole wrote back in late June 2016:

The team has grown frustrated by Bogut’s unreliability, particularly in times of greatest need ... Bogut’s well-documented injury history, according to sources, accounts for only part of the team’s annoyance ... the Warriors apparently were displeased with much of Bogut’s postseason work prior to the injury.

In November 2016, prior to Bogut facing the Warriors for the first time, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft told Sam Amick:

"I don’t buy into the sources thing. I don’t buy into all that (expletive), because this league is so two-faced and everybody is so fake. The same people who made those comments will see me tomorrow and shake my hand and ask me how my family is. This league is full of people who are full of (expletive) and shallow, and that’s what you figure out in pro sports. It’s very hard to meet a genuine person who you can call your friend in this league."

Bogut understands how his comments were perceived as him taking a shot at the Warriors. But he can explain.

[LISTEN: Warriors Outsiders Podcast -- Dubs drop Bogut's debut in San Antonio]

"From afar, if you’re just reading text and you’re not looking at my body language or my mannerisms, there’s a lot of things I can say that can be misconstrued," he told The Athletic. "A s--tload of things.

"I’m a sarcastic a--hole. I like to have fun, say things. Sometimes if you’re reading in the form of text, it can come off different.”

Very true, Andrew. Very true.

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DeMarcus Cousins out for final game of Warriors road trip in Minnesota

DeMarcus Cousins out for final game of Warriors road trip in Minnesota

DeMarcus Cousins is going to miss his second straight game.

The Warriors' starting center will not play tonight when the Warriors close their four-game road trip in Minnesota, the team announced.

Andre Iguodala -- who did not play on Monday night at the Spurs because of dental work -- is probable.

Shaun Livingston and Jacob Evans are listed as questionable.

Andrew Bogut is expected to start again in place of Cousins. It's unclear at this point if Boogie will be in uniform when the Warriors face the Pacers at Oracle Arena on Thursday night.

[LISTEN: Warriors Outsiders Podcast -- Dubs drop Bogut's debut in San Antonio]

Golden State enters Tuesday's action tied with Denver for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

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