Game Thread: Payton, Porter are available; but Kuminga out
Also, viewership numbers for Klay Thompson's triumphant return are in!
It’s Klay Day (part two) as the Golden State Warriors visit the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors came in with both Otto Porter and Gary Payton potentially out, but they’ve since updated to indicate that both Porter and Payton are indeed available tonight. But Kuminga has been officially ruled out for tonight’s game.
The Kuminga loss comes out of the blue and is a bit of a bummer as tonight could have been a good game for him to get some extended minutes against the Memphis bench (playing without center Steven Adams).
Also, check out how many tuned in to watch our beloved Splash Brother, Klay Thompson make his triumphant return to the court.
Finally, a programming note: I’ll be at a show tonight (Decent Criminal at Thee Parkside. If anyone cares to check it out, they’ll go on around 10:15 or so) which means no postgame thread this evening unless you can guilt Apricot into doing it.
Let Wiggins and poole run the second unit and give curry hack his regular rotation
Aside from the "scheduled loss" at Toronto with most of the key players resting, the Dubs have had a chance to win EVERY game this year. All 10 of their losses were in games that were tight down the stretch. This is a club that has a lot of heart and refuses to get blown away by anyone. Come playoff time, that heart will really shine.