Clark did not play in Wednesday night's loss to Denver. It was his first DNP since Dec. 18. Clark had been given some extra playing time while Golden State dealt with injuries in the backcourt, but with Leandro Barbosa (shoulder) back in the rotation, all bodies were healthy and Clark was reduced to a deep reserve role.
Clark made just one of his 10 field-goal attempts for three points in Tuesday night's 109-88 win over the Lakers. He added a free-throw made to finish with three points in 22 minutes. The blowout nature of the game afforded more minutes for Clark, but we also Stephen Curry leave the game after aggravating his shin injury. Depending on Curry's shin and Leandro Barbosa (shoulder) availability, Clark may be in line for elevated minutes in games this weekend in Portland (Friday) and Sacramento (Saturday). Clark emerged in a recent four-game stretch in which he hit 24-of-28 from the field and put himself in the Warriors' rotation, but he's made just two of his last 14 attempts since. Shooting is his calling card, but the accuracy can come and go.
Clark tallied 15 points (7-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt), a rebound and an assist over 37 minutes in Saturday's 111-108 overtime victory over the Nuggets. The third-year pro continues to impressively produce off the bench, now having amassed four consecutive double-digit scoring performances while Stephen Curry has missed all or part of games. The career-high 37 minutes he received were a product of Curry's absence in the second half, Shaun Livingston's foul trouble and the overtime period, but Clark maximized the opportunity with an outstanding night from the field. If Curry misses multiple games, Clark will become an intriguing near-minimum price punt play in daily formats.
Clark scored 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes Thursday in a win over Houston. Clark's received important minutes the last two-plus games as the Warriors have been without Stephen Curry (lower leg) and has given the coaches something to think about in terms of team depth. The 6-foot-3 score-first guard has made 17-of-31 from the field (7-12 3Pt) over the past three games, looking like a player who can fill in for an injured backcourt starter without sacrificing scoring.
Clark scored 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with a steal over 24 minutes in a 114-91 loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday. On a night in which Golden State's starting unit shot a combined 33 percent from the field, Clark's offensive outburst from the bench was a welcome sight for interim coach Luke Walton. It's unknown how much time starting point guard Stephen Curry will miss with a lower leg injury, but after Wednesday's performance Clark likely earned additional playing time in Curry's absence.
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