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Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, Shaun Livingston to rest Saturday vs. Mavs

Warriors, Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, Shaun Livingston,

The Golden State Warriors are looking to stay fresh entering the NBA playoffs. In order to do so, the team will rest Stephen Curry, Shaun Livingston and Andrew Bogut for Saturday’s contest against the Dallas Mavericks.

Stephen Curry will miss his first contest since Nov. 29, during which he missed 11 consecutive games due to injury. On the other hand, the Warriors have been more cautious with Shaun Livingston, whom at 33 years old, has been limited to 15.4 minutes per game throughout the year.

With both Curry and Livingston on the sidelines, Quinn Cook figures to see a prominent role at the point guard spot. Draymond Green could handle a majority of point duties as well.

Andrew Bogut will be getting a rest just three games into his second stint with the Warriors, having been added to the fold earlier than previously expected. He has averaged just 13.7 minutes during those contests but is also coming off the heels of a full season in the NBL in Australia with the Sydney Kings.

Depending on the results of Denver’s contest with the New York Knicks on Friday, the Warriors will either enter play Saturday with a one-game lead in the West, or tied for first place with 11 games to play. The two teams will meet on April 2 in what could be a crucial game for determining who snags the top spot.