Facing an uncertain future for the first time since the dynasty began, Golden State Warriors host Phoneix Suns at Chase Center, looking to make it back-to-back wins this season.
But it won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination. Warriors are not their old version, and the same can be said about Phoenix Suns as well who look upgraded from the 2018-19 campaign. Devin Booker and Co. have already managed a major scalp when they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 130-122 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Warriors, meanwhile, ended their barren run with a much-needed 123-134 win over New Orleans Pelicans on the road. Stephen Curry looked a mirror image of his old self as he dropped a team-high double-double 26 points and 11 assists.
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Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Venue: Chase Center
Match Timing: October 31, 08:00 AM
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Golden State Warriors Team News:
Alec Burks could make his first appearance this season after Warriors upgraded him to questionable ahead of this match.
Another player who is looking to make his season debut is Willie Cauley-Stein. And Warriors could do with him in the matchday squad considering the injury issues the Dubs have been facing this season, especially in the center. That said, any decision about Cauley-Stein’s involvement in this game will be taken prior to the game.
Kevon Looney (hamstring), who was expected to miss only two games, could spend more time on the sideline after he met with a team of specialists to evaluate a neuropathic condition. Warriors have set no return date for Looney.
Klay Thompson, meanwhile, remains a long-term absentee due to a knee injury.
Warriors squad for this game:
Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole, Eric Paschall, D’Angelo Russell, Marquese Chriss, Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III, Damion Lee, Ky Bowman
Phoenix Suns Team News:
DeAndre Ayton has been suspended for 25 games after testing positive for a banned substance. Ty Jerome is out due to an ankle injury. No other injury problems facing Suns ahead of this match.
Suns squad for this match:
Devin Booker, Dario Šarić, Mikal Bridges, Jevon Carter, Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo, Tyler Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jared Harper, Jalen Lecque, Frank Kaminsky, Cheick Diallo
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Predicted five:
Golden State Warriors: D’Angelo Russell, Glenn Robinson III, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole
Phoenix Suns: Kelly Oubre Jr., Dario Saric, Aron Baynes, Devin Booker, Ricky Rubio
Likely to feature from the bench:
Warriors: Damion Lee, Eric Paschall, Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss, Ky Bowman, Jacob Evans
Suns: Frank Kaminsky, Jevon Carter, Tyler Johnson, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson