Just when the Golden State Warriors seem to have finally found some groove in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, injury owes continue to bombard their campaign.

The Steve Kerr-mentored team will once again be without guard D'Angelo Russell and center Willie Cauley-Stein when they take on the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on Tuesday.

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Warriors reporter Kerith Burke confirmed that a viral illness going around the Dubs locker room was the main culprit. Two-way player Ky Bowman, who also plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G-League, will be upgraded in their stead.


With two of their best scorers in Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson injured, D'Angelo Russell has emerged as the team's most dynamic bucket getter, with averages of 23.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.0 assists while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 36.3 from three.

But like the rest of the team, D'Lo has been sidelined for several games, playing in just 22 of the team's first 34 games of the season.

Like Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein is one of the Dubs' prized offseason acquisitions and has given the struggling team an imposing presence at the middle. He has been averaging 8.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in 31 games for the Warriors.

Golden State, meanwhile, is still the worst team in the Western Conference with a 9-25 slate. The team racked up its longest winning streak last week, notching four straight wins over the New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns before getting their streak snapped by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.