Bell will start in Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Bell's move into the starting five comes at the expense of Damian Jones, who will come off the bench. In the past two games, Bell has contributed off the bench, playing 14 and 15 minutes respectively. It's unclear if this is just a one-time start, or if he will remain going forward, but he could see an increased role in his time with the starters.
Bell compiled 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 14 minutes during the Warriors' 114-111 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday. Bell's postseason opportunities have bee sparse, as he's only seen action in seven games overall, and double-digit minutes in just three of those contests. The second-year big's workload Thursday was a playoff-high figure, as was his scoring tally. Bell's playing time has seen a slight bump since Kevin Durant's calf injury in Game 5 of the semifinal round against the Rockets, and with the latter already out for Saturday's Game 3, Bell is likely to see minutes in the teens once again.
Bell is starting Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Bell will get the start for Wednesday's season finale in place of Draymond Green, who's out for rest purposes. In 67 games this season, Bell's averaging 3.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 11.3 minutes.
Bell chipped in 10 points (5-7 FG), six rebounds, and four assists in 15 minutes during Tuesday's 112-103 win over the Pelicans. Bell produced pretty impressive counting stats considering his limited load of minutes. With that being said, this is the first time since Feb. 27 that Bell reached double figures in scoring. Those considering Bell for Wednesday's regular season finale should likely keep tabs on DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green, the latter of whom will probably receive the night off for rest.
Bell has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies due to "conduct detrimental to the team", Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Bell is seeing 11.7 minutes per game in March. With him out of the rotation Wednesday, coach Steve Kerr may turn to Kevon Looney and Andrew Bogut for extra run.
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