The Boston Celtics will host the Golden State Warriors in a showdown between the teams that met in the 2022 NBA Finals.
Updates on Jaylen Brown and Stephen Curry’ Injury Status for Warriors vs. Celtics game
The Golden State Warriors is only 5-17 on the road this season and has the opposite record at home. The Dubs hope to prove that the worst road woes are behind them, as they have won two of their last three away from home.
In Monday’s 127-118 win over the Wizards, Stephen Curry had 41 points (12-28 FG, 6-15 3Pt, 11-12 FT), seven rebounds, and two assists in 38 minutes.
The 34-year-old star scored more than 40 points for the first time since Nov. 16, when he scored 50 against the Suns. Curry had only made 10 of 32 three-point shots (31.3%) in his first three games back from a shoulder injury, but on Monday he found his range. Even though he’s been hurt again this season, he’s still the best three-point shooter in the NBA, making an average of 4.9 threes per game through 30 games.
|Andre Iguodala||SG||Wed, Jan 18||Hip||Expected to be out until at least Jan 20|
|James Wiseman||C||Wed, Jan 18||Ankle||Expected to be out until at least Jan 20|
|Jonathan Kuminga||PF||Wed, Jan 18||Foot||Expected to be out until at least Jan 20|
|JaMychal Green||C||Wed, Jan 18||Lower Leg||Expected to be out until at least Jan 20|
The Warriors Star Klay Thompson (knee) will suit up for Thursday’s game against the Celtics.
On Monday night when the Warriors faced the Wizards, Thompson was benched in favor of more involved players. He has scored 20 or more points seven times in his last eight games, averaging 29.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 35.9 minutes per game.
C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Andre Iguodala (hip) will sit out Thursday’s game against the Celtics.
Iguodala’s hip injury will force him to sit out for a third consecutive game. The game on Thursday is the first of a back-to-back set, so it’s likely the veteran forward won’t play on Friday, either, though we won’t know for sure until after the game in Boston.
The regular season has been much less bumpy for the defending Eastern champions than it has been for the Warriors. The Celtics are the best team in the NBA, and their home record this year is 17-5. Boston has an ATS record of 25-19-1. The Celtics have won seven straight games.
|Jaylen Brown||SF||Mon, Jan 16||Groin||Game Time Decision|
|Danilo Gallinari||PF||Thu, Sep 8||Knee||Expected to be out until at least Apr 15|
Jaylen Brown’s status for Thursday’s game against the Warriors is in doubt due to a groin injury.
Brown returned to full practice on Wednesday, but he is still questionable for Thursday’s game because of right adductor tightness, which has forced him to miss the previous three contests.
He seems to be making progress in his rehabilitation and should be back soon after missing only a week of work. Previously, in a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, Brown scored a season-high 41 points (15-21 FG).