Warriors star Draymond Green will not play vs. Pacers
Draymond Green resting against the Pacers tonight, Warriors announce.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 28, 2019
The Warriors, who are holding the No. 1 spot in the Pacific Division standings, will wrap up a five-game road trip with Monday night’s matchup in Indy. Without a doubt, the Dubs will be looking to build on their 10-game winning streak.
Green made his presence felt on the glass in Wednesday night’s 115-111 victory over the Boston Celtics. In 34 minutes of playing time, the former Michigan State Spartan racked up five points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block.
“We needed this game,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN after Wednesday’s game. “We needed to be challenged and we were challenged big-time and it could have gone either way.”
Wednesday’s win marked the 300th of Kerr’s career. He accomplished the feat in just 377 games, making him the fastest to reach the milestone in NBA history. According to ESPN, Pat Riley held the previous record of 300 wins in 416 games.
With Green ruled out for Monday’s game, Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell will likely see upticks in their usages rates. Jonas Jarebko, who’s expecting a child, is still out.
Monday’s Warriors-Pacers game is scheduled to tip inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m. NBA TV will have live broadcast coverage.