OAKLAND - After a successful four-game road trip, the champs are back home, starting a three-game home stretch against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.
Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:00 pm with Warriors Outsiders, followed by Warriors Pregame Live at 6:30 and a scheduled 7:30 pm tip-off from Oracle Arena.
Entering Thursday, Indiana has lost three straight games, but, despite a season-ending injury to Victor Oladipo, coach Nate McMillan has the Pacers fourth in the Eastern Conference.
Here's everything you need to know about the matchup.
F Kevin Durant
F Draymond Green
C DeMarcus Cousins
G Klay Thompson
G Steph Curry
F Thaddeus Young
F Bojan Bogdanovic
C Myles Turner
G Cory Joseph
G Wesley Matthews
Warriors: Damian Jones (Left Pectoral Surgery) is out
Pacers: G Darren Collison (Right quad contusion) is out, G Victor Oladipo (Right knee surgery) is out.
Warriors: Golden State has won three of its last four games. Cousins, who missed the Warriors' last two games, is expected to return Thursday evening. In the last matchup against Indiana, Cousins had a then-season-high 22 points, adding six points and four assists.
A repeat performance from Boogie on Thursday will be vital for a team that's lost three of their last five games at home.
Pacers: Despite Oladipo's knee injury, Indiana still finds itself in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Pacers have supplemented Oladipo's scoring by a balanced attack. Each of Indiana's starting five is averaging double figures, including forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 rebounds, shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from beyond the arc.