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Klay Thompson had priceless reaction to JaVale McGee's dunk during interview

Klay Thompson had priceless reaction to JaVale McGee's dunk during interview

For most of this season, if not all, Klay Thompson's highlights will be off the court.

As the Warriors star shooting guard recovers from a torn ACL, his big moments will come in the form of being left hanging by teammates, Japanese spa Instagrams and sideline interview moments.

Such was the case Wednesday during the Warriors' 120-94 loss to the Lakers at Staples Center. With the Dubs trailing by 21 midway through the fourth quarter, Thompson chatted with ESPN. Shortly into the interview, Thompson's old Warriors teammate and current Lakers center JaVale McGee threw down a dunk to swell the lead to 23, and Klay's reaction says it all.

The Warriors miss Thompson on both ends of the floor this season. While his silky shooting stroke would give them another dynamic offensive weapon, it's his defense that would give the Dubs an immeasurable boost. 

Without Thompson, Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, the Warriors' defense has plummeted from one of the best units in the NBA to one of the league's worst. Wednesday night's loss was a prime example as LeBron James and the Lakers got whatever they wanted from the jump, feasting on the Warriors' shoddy defense.

[RELATED: Warriors' defense again goes missing in loss vs. Lakers]

Until he and Steph Curry can return to the court, Thompson will have just gave to grit his teeth and watch his young teammates go through some severe NBA growing pains.

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Warriors vs. 76ers live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

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Warriors vs. 76ers live stream: How to watch NBA game online, on TV

The Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers will play a basketball game tonight at Wells Fargo Arena, but the action on the court likely won’t be at the forefront of the minds of those in attendance.

Tuesday night’s game marks the first NBA game in Philadelphia since the tragic passing of former Lakers star and basketball icon Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash this past Sunday. Kobe was born in the City of Brotherly Love and starred at nearby Lower Merion High School during his prep career.

Warriors guard Jacob Evans was recalled from the G League on Monday and could take the court for Golden State. 76ers center Joel Embiid is listed as questionable with a hand injury.

[RELATED: Steph posts stirring tributes to Kobe on Twitter, Instagram]

Here’s how you can watch Warriors-76ers on NBC Sports Bay Area:

When: Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4:00 p.m. PT, pregame begins at 3:00 p.m.
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live stream: MyTeams App

Live stream all your Warriors games and get the latest news and analysis on the MyTeams App.

Warriors vs. 76ers watch guide: Lineups, injuries and player usage

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Warriors vs. 76ers watch guide: Lineups, injuries and player usage

The Warriors enter Tuesday's matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers with an urge to win, but a heavy heart in the wake of Kobe Bryant's sudden death. 

Pregame coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3:00 p.m., with tipoff from Chase Center scheduled for 4:00 pm.

Golden State's latest quest for victory comes in Bryant's hometown, against the team his dad -- Joe "JellyBean" Bryant -- spent four seasons with. Bryant shared a bond with several Warriors, including Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Following Bryant's last game at Oracle Arena, the Lakers forward gave Green his game-worn pair of sneakers, writing "make history" along the toebox. 

[RELATED: How to watch Warriors-Sixers tonight]

Now, two days removed from Bryant's death, the Warriors hope to make sure they have enough focus to snap a 3-game losing streak. 

PROJECTED LINEUPS

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

Sixers
F Matisse Thybulle
F Tobias Harris
C Al Horford
G Shake Milton
G Ben Simmons

INJURY REPORT 

Warriors:  Stephen Curry (left-hand fracture), Kevon Looney (left abdominal soreness), Klay Thompson (left ACL rehabilitation), Ky Bowman (NBA two-way), Alen Smailigic (G-League assignment) Kevon Looney (Left Abdominal Soreness) are out.

Sixers: Joel Embiid  (Left Hand; Surgery), Zhaire Smith (Left Ankle; Sprain), are questionable. Josh Richardson (Left hamstring strain)

ROTATION

Warriors: Through 47 games, the Warriors have used 22 different starting lineups, compared to 20 total last season. Alec Burks has continued his scoring binge, reaching double figures in 26 of his last 29 games, averaging 16.5 points per game over the span. Meanwhile, Damion Lee has struggled since signing his multi-year deal, averaging just 8.4 points per game since January 15th. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 29 points per game over his last four appearances. With Willie Cauley-Stein traded to Dallas, Marquese Chriss should continue his role in the starting lineup. 

Sixers:  Ben Simmons has been on a tear. Last week, he averaged 23.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 8.1 assists, earning Eastern Conference Player of the Week along the way. Simmons' tear comes as big man Joel Embiid rehabs a knee injury. Since Embiid's injury, Simmons has averaged nearly a triple-double during the span. Despite Embiid's absence, Philadelphia's frontcourt is still stout, with Al Horford's presence promising to cause Golden State problems.  

Officials: Scott Foster (#48), Mark Lindsay (#29), Derek Richardson (#63)