Warriors-Knicks watch guide: Lineups, injury reports, player usage

Warriors-Knicks watch guide: Lineups, injury reports, player usage

The Warriors invade the Eastern Conference for the first time this season, and it begins Friday against the New York Knicks.

Pregame coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3:30 p.m., with tipoff at Madison Square Garden scheduled at 4:35.

New York (1-4) has not won since defeating Atlanta 126-107 in the season opener and has lost its last two games by double digits.

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The Warriors (4-1) under coach Steve Kerr are 8-0 against the Knicks, winning by an average of 17.7 points.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Warriors
F Kevin Durant
F Draymond Green
C Damian Jones
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry

Knicks
F Frank Ntilikina
F Lance Thomas
C Enes Kanter
G Tim Hardaway Jr.
G Trey Burke

INJURY REPORT

Warriors
C DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles tendon surgery rehab) is listed as out.

Knicks
G Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle sprain) and Lance Thomas (knee soreness) are listed as questionable. G Kevin Knox (ankle sprain), G Courtney Lee (neck spasms), F/C Kristaps Porzingis (knee surgery rehab) are listed as out.

ROTATION OUTLOOK

Warriors
No starter played more than 32 minutes Wednesday night, so everyone should be rested. Though Knicks lineups might influence Kerr’s rotation, expect every member of the team to at least make an appearance.

Knicks
With Thomas being bothered by knee soreness, there could be a change in the starting lineup. Noah Vonleh and Mario Hezonja are likely candidates to replace Thomas.. . . Second-year wing Damyean Dotson has played well off the bench and should receive considerable playing time.

In Steph Curry’s last game he dropped 51 games. Reminder: that was three off his career, which he set against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. 

Curry and the Warriors come back to MSG on Friday in what is sure to be another must-watch show. Will Curry catch fire again? We’re about to find out.

Here’s how you can watch Warriors-Knicks, as well as Warriors Pregame Live and Postgame Live, live online.

When: Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. PT (pregame show at 6:30 p.m.)
Live Stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app

Desktop users can stream the game by clicking this link.

Draymond Green stole the show before it even started at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game last February. 

As Fergie sang the national anthem and did a bit too much of her own spin on the song, Green couldn’t hide his reaction. It’s not like he was alone here, though. 

From other NBA players to celebrities, people couldn’t help but at least smirk at what Fergie was trying to accomplish. But for some reason, the singer’s ex-husband, actor Josh Duhmel, took exception to Green’s reaction. 

“I was pissed off at Draymond Green first of all. I think her owed her apology. I think he was kind of a prick,” Duhamel said on FS1’s Fair Game. “Just because he knew the camera was on him and he snickered about it. If he would have been a real man, he would have at least called her and said, ‘Listen, I’m sorry that I caused all this.'” 

Duhamel says that Green never reached out to him, but Josh never reached out to Draymond either.

“I mean, that’s what a real man would have done, in my opinion,” Duhmel went on to say.

Sure, this is totally all on Draymond. P.S. see clip below, Josh.