Warriors news: Steve Kerr expects DeMarcus Cousins to return Thursday against Pacers
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects DeMarcus Cousins to return Thursday against Pacers

Steve Kerr, DeMarcus Cousins, Warriors

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told local reporters on Tuesday he expects center DeMarcus Cousins to return to the lineup on Thursday when the Dubs host the Indiana Pacers.

Cousins didn’t play on Monday versus the San Antonio Spurs and will miss Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves as well.

Boogie is dealing with a sore right ankle. Cousins underwent an MRI on Monday and the results came back negative.

The Warriors lost to the Spurs on Monday. They should be able to take care of business on Tuesday versus the Timberwolves, who will be without Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and Robert Covington.

In 21 games this season, DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 15.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. The four-time All-Star is shooting 46.6 percent from the floor, 24.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Warriors are 16-5 with Cousins in the lineup. Boogie has six double-doubles on the season. He scored a season-high 27 points last Saturday versus the Houston Rockets.

Golden State is tied with the Denver Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference at 47-22. No one expects the Warriors to lose once the playoffs start, though.

This team just has too much firepower.