Warriors’ Shaun Livingston’s absence is due to a neck spasm
The 33-year-old veteran missed Tuesday night’s affair against the Boston Celtics.
The Warriors later announced the injury shortly after tip-off, per Mark Medina of The Mercury News.
Warriors say that Shaun Livingston has a neck spasm and won't be playing.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 6, 2019
Anthony Slater of The Athletic reported before the game that Livingston was mysteriously not even in attendance at the game.
No Shaun Livingston yet tonight. Don't see him on the bench. He was in the building earlier. No word from the team yet on anything injury related.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 6, 2019
The Dubs were ousted by the Celtics in demeaning fashion 128-95 without the bench presence of Livingston — who has been arguably one of the team’s most dependable role players over the years, not to mention throughout their past title expeditions.
So even during these plutocratic times for Golden State, it still becomes evident when they are without some of their key members who often get overshadowed by superstardom.
Following a top-notch 120-117 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, the Warriors kicked off the new week as bad they ended the previous one.
Livingston is a pivotal part of the camaraderie that the Warriors normally have on a nightly basis. His team play, mixed with his ability to shoot requisite mid-range jumpers at 6-foot-7 has been
Shaun Livingston is averaging 4.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in his 14th NBA season (fifth with the Golden State Warriors).