Livingston will draw the start for Saturday's game against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group reports. With Steph Curry (rest) out for Saturday's game, Livingston will draw the start against the short-handed Spurs. Per 36 minutes, Livingston is averaging 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.0 steals per game, and could be a solid DFS play.
Livingston will sit out Friday's game against the Timberwolves for rest purposes, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Warriors are heading into a back-to-back set that concludes Saturday against the Spurs, so coach Steve Kerr will have the veteran point guard conserve his energy heading into the matchup with Golden State's top challenger for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. With Livingston out Friday, expect Ian Clark to pick up some extra run as the main backup to starter Stephen Curry.
Livingston scored a season-high 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 FT) along with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocked shots over 24 minutes in Tuesday's 112-108 loss to Washington. The Warriors lost Kevin Durant to a knee injury early in the first quarter, requiring several bench players to step up production and play more minutes than normal. Livingston, Patrick McCaw and Andre Iguodala were the main beneficiaries of minutes in Durant's absence. If the injury is significant, the same trio of reserves should be in line for increased roles, though we aren't counting on double-digit scoring from Livingston on a nightly basis. Tuesday's effort was just the fifth time this season he's scored at least 10 points.
Livingston (personal) was scoreless with one rebound and one assist over 15 minutes in Wednesday's 109-86 win over Sacramento. Livingston, who had missed one game to attend the birth of a child, returned to action Wednesday. Since signing with Golden State, Livingston's provided a steady three assists per game, but that's dropped to 1.7 apg this season. Coach Steve Kerr's substitution patterns play a role in that; he likes to have multiple ball handlers on the court, which means less overall touches for Livingston.
Livingston will not play in Monday's game against the Nuggets due to the birth of his child, Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News reports. With a baby on the way, Livingston will be absent for at least Monday's game with a chance to return Wednesday against the Kings. With Klay Thompson (heel) also ruled out Monday, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw could be in line for extended minutes in the backcourt.
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