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Warriors vs Suns: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

Warriors vs Suns: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

D'Angelo Russell of the Golden State Warriors

Match details-

Fixture: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns

Date & Time: Friday December 27, 2019, 10:30 PM ET (Saturday, 3:30 AM GMT)

LocationChase Center, San Francisco

Preview-

Two teams near the bottom of the Western Conference will clash on Friday. Phoenix Suns are currently on seven game losing streak and won just one in their last nine games. Suns had a close last game against Denver Nuggets at home. In their 111-113 loss, the Nuggets were led by Ricky Rubio. He registered 21 points, nine assists and seven rebounds on the night.

The Warriors have had a disappointing season after losing their stars in the preseason and later due to injuries. However, they have won their last three games, including an impressive win over Houston Rockets on Christmas night. Although they have improved their record to 8-24 in the season, they still sit at the bottom of the Western Conference. In their 116-104 win against the Rockets, Draymond Green finished with a double double registering 20 points and 11 rebounds on the night. Damion Lee scored a game-high 22 points

Injury updates and team news-

Golden state warriors-

Injuries: Kevon Looney- Out, Eric Paschall (Hip)- Questionable, Stephen Curry (Hand)- Out, Klay Thompson (Knee)- Out

Expected starting line-up: D’Angelo Russell, Damion Lee, Draymond Green, Glenn Robinson III, Willie Cauley-Stein

Phoenix Suns-

Injuries: Kelly Oubre Jr. (Groin)- Questionable, Deandre Ayton (Ankle)- Out

Expected starting line-up: Ricky Rubio, Devin Booker, Dario Saric, Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes

Predictions-

The Warriors have found their All-Star duo of Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell combining well recently.  Stephen Curry has been influencing the game from the bench. The Warriors will be looking to win their fourth consecutive game in a row, while the Suns will be looking to avoid their eight consecutive game. Going by their current form, the Warriors might go past a struggling Suns.

 

 

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