Gameday: Klay Returns, Steph Sits to Start Warriors' Five-game Road Trip

Durant (calf) returned from a three-game absence to carry the load with point guard Stephen Curry (ankle) and shooting guard Klay Thompson (rest) out of the Golden State lineup. Tip-off is set for 10:00 p.m. EST.

Williams, who exploded for 50 points in the win over the Warriors, followed up with a game-high 30 against the Kings.

The Los Angeles Clippers are defined by two recurring statements.

OAKLAND, Calif. - forward returns to action Wednesday against the needing just 25 points to reach 20,000 for his career. They've gotten just 24 games from Blake Griffin this year, 13 games from Milos Teodosic, just 11 from big offseason signing Danilo Gallinari, and just 11 from Patrick Beverley, another player acquired from Houston. The Clippers defeated the Warriors 125-106.

And they're 33-9, still leading the National Basketball Association.

In fact, the four other players in the top five in blocks per game Myles Turner (2.2), Kristaps Porzingis (2.2), Anthony Davis (2.1) and Joel Embiid (2.0) teams are outside the top quartile of shot blocking squads: Indiana Pacers (20th), New York Knicks (11th), New Orleans Pelicans (12th) and Philadelphia 76ers (9th).

More news: This Is The Fashion Advice That Kate Middleton Has Given Meghan Markle
More news: Diet Coke gets biggest makeover ever in bid to restore cachet
More news: Tamil Nadu bus strike ends after 9 days, normalcy restored

Instead of a straight Eastern Conference vs.

The Warriors play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, before traveling to Toronto to take on the Raptors on Saturday. In two meetings against Antetokounmpo last season, Green helped hold him to a combined 14-for-37 (37.8 percent) shooting.

Other than that, he had 3 solid seasons with the Clippers before joining the New York Knicks and getting blocked 4 times in one possession by Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant. Golden State did an excellent job of making free throws (15-19; 78.9 percent). This invites trouble against the Bucks, who are sixth percentage of forced turnovers and eighth in converting them into points. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 12-point home favorites to knock off the Clippers, who opened as a 16.5-point underdog. The Golden State Warriors are coming off their loss in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Moreover, opponents are scoring 18.4 points per game off the gifts. The Warriors had their 5 game winning streak snapped.

As for Curry, he missed 11 games when he originally sprained his right ankle on December 6 in New Orleans. The Warriors rank 21st in points allowed in the paint per game (46.0).

Going into Thursday, he was 126 points shy of 30,000 for his career.

After the Clippers led for the first 43 minutes, the Kings rallied into a 109-108 advantage on a jumper by Zach Randolph with 4:14 to go, capping a 17-2 flurry.

Related Articles

  • United States  issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

    United States issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

    Several European countries that are popular with American tourists were put at the Tier 2 level due to risks related to terrorism. Slovakia is a safe country and people travelling there need only take normal precautions.
    Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is NOT dead

    Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is NOT dead

    Of transitioning, she said: "It's hard, nobody will choose to go through the hardest path". On the show, she said: "I regretted it as soon as I had it".
    Microsoft unveils pre-order information on the Windows 10 GLAS thermostat

    Microsoft unveils pre-order information on the Windows 10 GLAS thermostat

    GLAS will work with conventional, single-stage split or packaged units, up to 2H/2C, and heat pump units up to 2H/2C/2 Aux Heat. Unlike the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker which is powered by a customized version of Linux, GLAS runs Windows 10 IoT Core .
  • Nancy Pelosi: 'Five White Guys' Are Working on Immigration Reform

    Pelosi is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Harris County Democratic Party's annual fundraising dinner on February 18. Millions of workers will be instantly better off, and they're not going to think that's crumb-y.
    Kevin Gates Has Been Released From Prison

    Kevin Gates Has Been Released From Prison

    He walked out after serving nine months of a 30-month sentence in an IL state facility on a weapons charge. Upon Gates' release, he posted a cryptic message on social media , which you can see below.
    Ethiopia to release opposition figures

    Ethiopia to release opposition figures

    The PM said that the government has reached to a decision to release politicians in a bid to create better national consensus and widen the country's political space.
  • Oil prices climb on falling inventories

    Oil prices climb on falling inventories

    Domestic demand was also higher: USA product supplied for crude oil and petroleum products was at the highest level since 2007. Nevertheless, despite the Opec-led output cuts, the goal of rebalancing supply and demand in the oil market remained elusive.
    Army soldiers fall from chopper as slithering exercise goes wrong

    Army soldiers fall from chopper as slithering exercise goes wrong

    The jawans were preparing for the Army Day celebrations which is going to be held on January 15 in the national capital. The army jawans are undergoing treatment at Army Hospital Research And Referral in New Delhi, IBT reported.
    Which insiders are trading DST Systems, Inc. (DST)?

    Which insiders are trading DST Systems, Inc. (DST)?

    Reuters on Wednesday stated SS&C was in advanced talks to buy DST, sending DST's shares up almost 23 percent to $79.89. The report sent DST's shares surging almost 23 percent to US$79.89 on Wednesday, while SS&C's closed up 12.8 percent.
  • Moyo abandoned his family at Mugabe's home: Charamba

    Moyo abandoned his family at Mugabe's home: Charamba

    He says the situation has changed in Zimbabwe since 2013, when a new constitution was enacted. It had been thought that he had fled to Kenya - where his wife is originally from.
    Queen gives rare personal account of her coronation in BBC documentary

    Queen gives rare personal account of her coronation in BBC documentary

    The crown was made for the coronation of her father, King George VI , in 1937 and worn by the Queen for her own coronation and at state openings of parliament .
    None Injured In Echo Arena Carpark Blaze

    None Injured In Echo Arena Carpark Blaze

    Liverpool city council set up temporary accommodation for people who were unable to travel home after their auto was destroyed. A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: "The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the auto park".