* Tonight’s starters: Crawford, Belinelli, Jackson, Azubuike, Biedrins
* Nelson said Monday that forward Corey Maggette would get the game off. So guess who’s in the lineup tonight? That’s right. Corey Maggette. Not only will he play tonight, but Nellie said he would play Wednesday at Chicago, too.
“I have the right to change my mind, don’t I?” Nellie said with a laugh.
I promptly reminded him that he can’t change his mind after we print stuff in the paper. I don’t think he agreed.
* Turiaf is still out. “Let’s just say I am under the weather and leave it at that.” I know he hasn’t felt well for days. You could see it on his face. He said he would be ready to go Wednesday, though. I’m assuming Randolph is the back-up center tonight.
* Call Ryan Gomes the Warrior killer. In two games against the Warriors this season, he is averaging 19.5 points and 7 rebounds, with 1.5 steals.
Check this out, over the last three years (not counting his rookie season), Gomes is averaging 17.8 points on 53 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds. Against everybody else during the same three seasons, he’s averaging 12.2 points on 45.2 percents shooting with 5.4 rebounds.
For the record, Azubuike will be matched up with Gomes at the outset.