The Warriors are in Arizona hoping to get their sixth win of the season and continue the momentum moving forward. The Suns are 3-3 and have a potent offense that could create some problems for Golden State.
The Warriors are third in the NBA in points allowed, but will be without a key perimeter defender when they take on the Suns tonight. According to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group, Klay Thompson has a sprained right hand and will not play in Phoenix:
Klay Thompson sprained right hand is out, Leandro Barbosa to start.
— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) November 10, 2014
This is unfortunate for the Warriors, injuries have slowed them down a bit. Leandro Barbosa will get the start, the first with the Warriors this season. The Warriors will miss Thompson, he impacts the game on both ends of the floor. Luckily for the Warriors they have some good depth and it will be tested tonight.
Thompson has been on fire since the start of the season, but had a subpar performance against the Rockets last night. He got into early foul trouble and was never able to find a rhythm. No other details were released about his injury.