Warriors' Kevin Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

Sunday, 18 Mar, 2018

As the Rockets look to lock up the best record in the National Basketball Association and secure home-court advantage throughout the postseason, they got another huge assist from the Golden State Warriors on Friday evening.

"I just try to still play my game and not think I'm going to be Stephen, Kevin or Klay", Green said.

The Houston Rockets sport a healthy 2.5-game lead over the Warriors, as their chances of garnering the top seed slip further away.

Kerr described the Warriors' injuries as "temporary".

He is averaging 26.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game this season. "We're not coming in here just to compete".

Friday night's outlook is similar to Wednesday, as Kerr swaps Green with Kevin Durant, who is sitting out due to a fractured rib.

Still, the Warriors would like Curry, Klay and KD all healthy and playoff ready when the time comes.

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Warriors are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line.

Young added 16 points and Andre Iguodala had 11 points for the Warriors, who led by as many as 11 points in the first half.

Evidence of Green's value was displayed during the closing minutes of Friday's 98-93 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Curry sat for a third straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle early in a March 8 win over the Spurs. He will miss at least two more games and will be examined again on Thursday. That would mean he could be on their roster for the playoffs, but it would also mean the Warriors would have to cut someone from their active roster to make room - and the most likely player looks like Casspi.