The Warriors are coming off an impressive comeback victory against the Boston Celtics and now they have one more game remaining on this long road trip. The Warriors are 3-2 in their last five road games and they will be looking to get one more win in the East coast before they head back to Oracle.
The Warriors were able to erase a 26 point deficit, but one solid role players was surprisingly absent and inefficient. Leandro Barbosa only took two shots in the five minutes played against the Celtics.
Well, it seems he might not have been at a 100 percent. According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, Barbosa will not play tonight because of a upper respiratory infection:
Leandro Barbosa will not play tonight vs. Brooklyn. He stayed at team hotel with viral upper respiratory infection.
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) March 2, 2015
Barbosa won’t even present at the Barclay’s Center and the Warriors will miss him. He is a spark plug off the bench and averages nearly seven points a game. He’s part of one of the better second units in the league and the Brazilian Blur has shown some glimpses of his old self.
The 32-year-old shooting guard has been quite a surprise this season. He was signed on a one year deal for the veteran’s minimum, which was a bargain for the Warriors. Barbosa brings a scoring punch off the bench and he’s a great presence in the locker room.