OAKLAND -- The Warriors made it clear Sunday that Stephen Curry would not be available Monday night against Portland, and they announced Monday morning that Zaza Pachulia also would miss the game.
Not until two hours before tipoff against the Blazers was it announced that forward Draymond Green, who had been listed as probable, also would not be available.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr studied video of the Blazers' last game, considered their available playing rotation and decided Green's tender right shoulder could benefit from a night off.
"That's a big part of it," Kerr said in his pregame news conference. "I watched their Houston game from other day. It looked like the old 6-5 and Under League. Lots of shooting, lots of spacing. They're hard to guard. They run good stuff.
"So we've got to stay home with shooters and cover penetration. You'll see our lineups reflect that."
Green missed the game last Wednesday in Charlotte but returned, at less than full strength, to play last Friday at Detroit, his home state. Though he had a highly productive game, the Warriors don't want to push the issue.
"I don't think it's serious," Kerr said. "It's enough to keep him from playing tonight. It's been bothering him the last few days and it's still aggravated, so we won't play him tonight."