The Golden State Warriors will again be shorthanded in the early fixtures after influential forward Draymond Green was officially ruled out of the Christmas Day game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.
Christmas Day: Warriors vs Bucks
Friday’s game is airing live nationally on ABC with WatchESPN.com streaming the coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET. Fans can follow the action live on their streaming devices, such as Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Roku, or Apple TV.
Green missed Golden State’s season-opening defeat at the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night with a foot injury and the team revealed on Thursday that the veteran forward will miss his second straight game.
The 30-year-old was listed as day-to-day and the team was hoping that he would make a return after taking part in a full practice session on Wednesday, following the Warriors’ 125-99 blowout loss to Brooklyn.
However, the Warriors have decided to hold Green out for another game and will look to ease the three-time All-Star back into action as the regular season progresses.
It is understood that head coach Steve Kerr is aiming to have Green back in the lineup for Sunday’s game at the Chicago Bulls, and if that is still too early the player could wait to play against the Detroit Pistons on the road next Tuesday.
Green, unfortunately, injured his foot during a practice session last week and had an MRI as a precaution. It came back clean.
The Golden State Warriors will face-off against the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day in a game that tips off at 2:30 PM ET at Fiserv Forum.
Both teams team enter this game hoping to secure a first win of the season after losing their respective season openers.
While the Warriors went down on opening night Tuesday, the Bucks were edged 122-121 at the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.