MEMPHIS – Warriors center Andrew Bogut is out for Tuesday’s game at Memphis as the Warriors put their 16-game winning streak on the line against the team with the second-best record in the NBA.
Bogut is expected to miss a fourth straight game due to knee tendinitis that he said has bothered him for about two weeks.
Festus Ezeli has started in place of Bogut in the three previous games without the team’s leading rebounder and shot blocker. Memphis is led by 7-foot-1 center Marc Gasol, who averages 19.4 points per game.
“He’s played well, so we need that big body in there to dominate the paint when Bogut and (David) Lee are out,” guard Stephen Curry said Monday of Ezeli.
NEW ORLEANS – The Warriors will submit videotape to the NBA of what they say are “cheap shots” from New Orleans forward Dante Cunningham during their overtime win Sunday.
Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green were struck in their faces in separate second-quarter incidents.
Barnes after getting elbowed was left with a nasal fracture, chipped teeth and a mouth laceration that required stitches. He is questionable for Tuesday’s game at Memphis, as coach Steve Kerr said he would be surprised if Barnes didn’t play wearing a mask.
Green said his nose was still sore from getting bloodied shortly before halftime after taking an elbow or forearm from Cunningham. Both forwards returned to the game to help the Warriors win 128-122.
NEW ORLEANS – The Warriors could be without three big men when the teams with the two best records in the NBA collide at Memphis on Tuesday.
Harrison Barnes is questionable after suffering a nasal fracture in the second quarter of Sunday’s win at New Orleans when Dante Cunningham swung an elbow that connected with the forward’s face.
Andrew Bogut (knee tendititis) and David Lee (strained hamstring) are out for the game as the Warriors look to extend their 16-game winning streak.
NEW ORLEANS – The Warriors’ Andre Iguodala had a wide smile on his face after missing a 3-pointer late in the game.
He said afterward the play wasn’t designed for him, but he figured that there was a good chance he would end up with the ball and the shot. It worked out like he thought it would, and the open shot just missed.
Iguodala smiled because once again, he had figured out what was about to happen. The shot simply was missed.
NEW ORLEANS – Warriors forward Harrison Barnes sustained a laceration in his mouth against New Orleans, and his return to the game is questionable.
Barnes held a towel over his mouth and headed to the locker room in the second quarter to get stitches after the Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham hit him in the face with an elbow.
Barnes, who scored two points in eight minutes before leaving the game, was replaced in the rotation by Andre Iguodala.
DALLAS – The Warriors played so well that apparently, Dallas took every opportunity it could to gain an advantage.
Marreese Speights lost his left shoe, playing a possession with one shoe and one sock. When Stephen Curry tried to toss Speights the shoe, Mavericks center Tyson Chandler jumped the passing route and deflected the shoe to the sideline.
DALLAS – Warriors center Andrew Bogut will miss at least the back-to-back games at Dallas and New Orleans over the weekend due to right knee tendinitis after having the knee drained.
Bogut, who will be reevaluated Monday, had the knee issue limit him to two minutes at Minnesota and keep him out of Wednesday’s win against Houston that extended the Warriors’ winning streak to 14 games.
Bogut leads the team averaging 9.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks to go along with 7.1 points per game.
The 7-footer missed 14 games last season due to injury and also the entire postseason.