Warriors Should Have Two All-Stars Back by Thursday’s Game Vs Bucks

[CSNBY] Warriors should have two All-Stars back by Thursday's game vs Bucks
Monte Poole

OAKLAND -- Hold on, Warriors fans. Better days and nights are coming soon, but maybe not by Tuesday.

While they should have a couple All-Stars back for the game against Milwaukee on Thursday, there is a chance the Warriors will be without all four of them, for the second consecutive game, when they face Indiana at Oracle Arena on Tuesday.

Draymond Green may play, Kevin Durant is a longshot and neither Stephen Curry nor Klay Thompson is available, coach Steve Kerr indicated Monday after practice.

Kerr on Green, who missed the last two games with a pelvic bruise and flu: "He went through practice today, just trying to break a sweat. He's getting fluids down and went through a little warm-up today. We'll see tomorrow, questionable for tomorrow."

Kerr on Durant, who has missed the last five games with soreness in his right rib cage: "He's getting really close. I would say he's doubtful for tomorrow -- we're going to be cautious -- but probable for Thursday."

Kerr on Thompson, who has missed the last six games with a fracture of his right thumb: "His thumb was taped up. He went through practice. He took some right-handed shots, so that was good. He won't play tomorrow."

Curry will miss at least the next three weeks with a Grade 2 sprain of the MCL in his left knee.

Durant, Green and Thompson joined the rest of the roster in studying video of their 110-91 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday. What they saw was brutal. The Warriors got little offense from their starters not named Quinn Cook, as the other four combined to shoot 28.6 percent (12 of 42) from the field.

Poor play matters much more than wins and losses, at least at this point of the season, for the Warriors, who are fairly locked into the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference.

"If we were losing games right now and falling in the standings and the playoff seeds, that would be tougher to take," Kerr said.

"The fact that we're pretty much locked in at the 2-seed allows us to just lock in on the process and continue to develop our young guys. And get ready for what's ahead."

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