Golden State Warriors open their 2019-20 season with a home game against Los Angeles Clippers at their newly-built Chase Center, on Friday morning (IST).
Warriors are wandering on the uncharted territories this season following a summer where they lost superstar Kevin Durant to Brooklyn Nets, while Dubs’ very won Klay Thompson ruled out for the rest of the season.
Now that shorthanded Warriors, who dominated the NBA for the most part of the last decade, are looking above their shoulders and towards the teams which can happily take the “Super Team” tag. Los Angeles Clippers is one of the puffed-up teams after superstar Kawhi Leonard joined the revolution in Los Angeles.
What competition it is? NBA Pre-season 2019
The match will be played between Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center, in San Francisco, California. The arena has a capacity of 18,064.
Match Day: October 25, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA Pre-season 2019 in India. Premier members can also catch the Live-Action on SonyLiv App.
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GSW vs LAC Dream11 team News:
Golden State Warriors:
The three-time NBA champions will go into the 2019-20 season knowing that they will have to deal with the absence of one of their true superstars. Klay Thompson is that player. The 29-year-old forward is expected to miss the entire regular season due to an ACL injury he suffered in NBA finals last season.
Alec Burks is day-to-day due to an ankle injury, while Amrquese Chriss is listed as questionable with a left toe infection. The duo will be assessed before the game.
In addition, Willie Cauley-Stein, who missed the entire preseason due to an injury, is unlikely to be fit for this game.
Los Angeles Clippers:
Clippers confirmed that they expect Paul George to be ready to make his debut in three weeks. The 29-year-old forward, who arrived from Oklahoma City Thunder in the summer, is recovering from a shoulder injury.
Rodney McGruder sat out the season opener win over Los Angeles Lakers due to an ankle injury and remains questionable for this match.
Amir Coffey (ankle) is expected to miss this match.
Squad for the NBA Pre-season 2019:
Golden State Warriors squad:
Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole, Alen Smailagić, Eric Paschall, D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III, Klay Thompson (out with a long-term injury), Kevon Looney, Alec Burks, Damion Lee, Ky Bowman, Marquese Chriss
Los Angeles Clippers Squad:
Patrick Beverley, Amir Coffey, Paul George, JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Montrezl Harrell, Mfiondu Kabengele, Kawhi Leonard, Terance Mann, Rodney McGruder, Johnathan Motley, Patrick Patterson, Jerome Robinson, Landry Shamet, Derrick Walton, Lou Williams, Ivica Zubac
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GSW vs LAC Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
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GSW vs LAC Dream11 Teams:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION
Los Angeles Clippers completely outplayed the Los Angeles Lakers who shut out the Golden State Warriors in the preseason.
With Kawhi Leonard looking unguardable at the moment, Warrrios are in from a tough game here.