Julius Randle had a career-high 36 points to go with 14 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks, leading host Los Angeles past Cleveland.
Rookies Jordan Bell is also out with a sprain to his right ankle and shooting guard Patrick McCaw who plays as backup has a fractured left wrist.
Timberwolves injury report: SG Jimmy Butler (right knee surgery) is out.
The reigning National Basketball Association champions, who currently boast a 51-16 regular season record, lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 109-103 loss in what is now just their second two-game losing run of the season, following a 125-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday last week. To score 21 points, Klay Thompson needed 22 shots.
"It's tough when you're missing that many key guys", Green said.
We'll be back after the game with a wrap and some thoughts on the contest. Coach Tom Thibodeau then initiated Derrick Rose's debut in an extra-small lineup next to Tyus Jones and Jamal Crawford, and, coincidentally or not, the Warriors immediately took control. The Timberwolves enter this contest with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games and a 25-8 mark at home. After losing the ball on a drive to the lane that led to a fast break for Warriors, Rose lost track of Livingston and gave up an uncontested dunk on the other end before Thibodeau called a timeout with the Wolves trailing 44-38. Bjelica ended up with 30 points, 2 assists, 12 rebounds and 6 threes with 2 turnovers in 40 minutes. "The good thing about this is there's nobody who's more equipped to handle this and deal with this than Stephen is just because he's been through it so many times".
Warriors: West was scheduled for examination by a dermatologist on Sunday, Kerr said, before an assessment about his return could be made.
RAPTORS 132, KNICKS 106: Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 and Toronto won at NY for its season-high eighth straight victory.
The Warriors have won both matchups against the Timberwolves this season, including a 13-point victory the last time these teams met. The Washington Wizards and the Indiana Pacers can also surprise and challenge for a NBA Finals appearance.