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The Warriors invade the Eastern Conference for the first time this season, and it begins Friday against the New York Knicks.

Pregame coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3:30 p.m., with tipoff at Madison Square Garden scheduled at 4:35.

New York (1-4) has not won since defeating Atlanta 126-107 in the season opener and has lost its last two games by double digits.

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The Warriors (4-1) under coach Steve Kerr are 8-0 against the Knicks, winning by an average of 17.7 points.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Warriors
F Kevin Durant
F Draymond Green
C Damian Jones
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry

Knicks
F Frank Ntilikina
F Lance Thomas
C Enes Kanter
G Tim Hardaway Jr.
G Trey Burke

INJURY REPORT

Warriors
C DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles tendon surgery rehab) is listed as out.

Knicks
G Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle sprain) and Lance Thomas (knee soreness) are listed as questionable. G Kevin Knox (ankle sprain), G Courtney Lee (neck spasms), F/C Kristaps Porzingis (knee surgery rehab) are listed as out.

ROTATION OUTLOOK

Warriors
No starter played more than 32 minutes Wednesday night, so everyone should be rested. Though Knicks lineups might influence Kerr’s rotation, expect every member of the team to at least make an appearance.

 

Knicks
With Thomas being bothered by knee soreness, there could be a change in the starting lineup. Noah Vonleh and Mario Hezonja are likely candidates to replace Thomas.. . . Second-year wing Damyean Dotson has played well off the bench and should receive considerable playing time.