Golden State’s top scorers are all listed as healthy on teams’ official injury reports, but Orlando has six players listed as injured, including Cole Anthony (oblique, out) and Terrence Ross (knee, questionable). And, if nothing changes, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be in the starting lineup.
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green ready in shine
On Thursday evening, two teams that struggled early in the 2022-23 NBA season will meet. Golden State has lost three straight games, while the Orlando Magic have only one win this season, a victory over the Hornets on Oct. 28.
The Magic have struggled to compete this season. Five of their last six losses have been by eight points or more. The Orlando Magic (1-7) begin a seven-game homestand tonight after playing six of their first eight games on the road. The challenges, however, continue with the visit of the defending champion Golden State Warriors (3-5).
Orlando has six players on its injury report:
- Terrence Ross (QUESTIONABLE – knee)
- Moe Wagner (OUT – ankle sprain)
- Cole Anthony (OUT – oblique)
- Markelle Fultz (OUT – Toe)
- Gary Harris (OUT – knee)
- Jonathan Isaac (OUT – knee)
It hasn’t been the start to the season that the Warriors had hoped for, but it’s a matter of when, not if, they get back on track.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are still one of the best 3-point shooting duos in NBA history, and Curry is off to a hot start this season. He’s averaging 30 points per game and making just under 40% of his 3-point attempts.
Thompson has a lower deep-ball percentage of 29.5%, but that should improve as the season progresses.
Golden State’s top contributors are all healthy. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will be the starters.
Only two names are missing due to injury:
- Andre Iguodala (OUT – hip)
- Donte DiVincenzo (OUT – hamstring)