Warriors Vs. Thunder Watch Guide: Lineups, Injury Report, Player Usage

OAKLAND -- The reeling Warriors hope to find a cure to their ills Wednesday night when they return to Oracle Arena to face the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Pregame coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins a 5 o'clock with Happy Hour, followed by Warriors Outsiders and Warriors Pregame. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:35pm.

Coping with a short-handed roster and internal drama last week, the Warriors (12-6) have lost three games in a row and four of their last five.

The Thunder (10-6) recovered from a 0-4 start to win 10 of their last 12. They're coming off a 117-113 loss to the Kings on Monday in Sacramento.


F Kevin Durant
F Jonas Jerebko
C Damian Jones
G Klay Thompson
G Andre Iguodala

F Paul George
F Jerami Grant
C Steven Adams
G Hamidou Diallo
G Russell Westbrook


C DeMarcus Cousins (L Achilles' tendon surgery rehab), G Stephen Curry (L groin strain), F Draymond Green (R toe sprain) and forward Alfonzo McKinnie (L foot soreness) are listed as out.

G Alex Abrines (viral illness), F Jerami Grant (R ankle sprain) and C Nerlens Noel (viral illness) are listed as questionable. G Terrance Ferguson (personal) and G Andre Roberson (L patellar tendon surgery rehab) are listed as out.


The Warriors are expected to go back to center Damian Jones, who in the last two games was replaced by Kevon Looney. Both will play, along with Jordan Bell, who could get minutes at forward.

The team has gotten solid contributions from its bench, with guard Quinn Cook (who in the absence of Curry has been their most reliable scorer) and G Shaun Livingston playing particularly well.

Expect Thompson to be the primary defender on Westbrook, with Durant generally on George.

The key player off the bench is point guard Dennis Schroder, who could get the start. He has appeared in all 16 games, with eight starts.

Another player getting significant playing time of late is guard/forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who scored 23 points in 49 minutes over the last two games.

Westbrook is, as usual, the engine that makes OKC go. He missed games with a right ankle sprain before returning Monday and totaling 29 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists at Sacramento.

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