After multiple preseason games, the long-awaited playoff rematch between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings is finally here.
Both teams are relatively healthy in this one as well.
The Golden State Warriors have only one player listed on their injury report, Draymond Green. Draymond Green remains out with a left ankle sprain and has been out since the preseason.
The Sacramento Kings have two players listed on their injury report: Trey Lyles and Jalen Slawson. Trey Lyles is out with a left calf strain and Jalen Slawson is questionable with an illness.
De`Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Domantas Sabonis, and the rest of the Sacramento Kings should be available.
Tonight will be the first time the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings have faced off in the regular season since their thrilling Game 7 matchup in the NBA Playoffs. There’s definitely still some bad blood between the two teams after Draymond Green’s antics in the playoffs, but he won’t be playing tonight.
Expect tonight’s game to be an incredibly fun one, especially with all of the key players available.
What will be most interesting is how Chris Paul factors into the equation and how his presence will change the typical fast pace that both of these teams play at.
The Warriors were capable of beating the Kings in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs without Draymond Green, and they’ll have to do it again tonight.