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OAKLAND -- After observing him play the past two games despite illness, the Warriors have decided to rest Klay Thompson for the game against Miami on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.
The team made the announcement after its Tuesday morning shootaround.
Thompson was listed on the injury report as questionable prior to the game last Friday against Memphis. He was cleared before tipoff and played 42 minutes, scoring 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting.
After telling CSNBayArea.com on Saturday that he felt “good,” Thompson was not listed on the injury report for the game Sunday at Sacramento. He played 36 minutes and scored 18 points on 8-of-19 shooting.
Thompson is the team’s third-leading scorer, averaging 21.3 points per game.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was prepared to start rookie Pat McCaw last Friday against the Grizzlies, so he likely will get the start against the Heat.
Kevin Durant's status for Monday's game in Philadelphia remains up in the air.
The Warriors forward, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, is listed as questionable for the team's game against the 76ers.
Prior to the game against the Nets, head coach Steve Kerr told the media that Durant's left hand was "still a little swollen" and called the injury a "day-to-day" thing.
Without Durant, the Warriors still managed to cruise to a 112-95 win over Brooklyn.
Durant injured his left pinky in the opening minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He remained in the game, but late in the first quarter, he retreated to the locker room with a member of the training staff.
He returned to the game after X-rays came back negative. He played 34 minutes and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.
It appears Andrew Bogut is set to see what the view is like from the other side of the NBA's top rivalry.
Traded by Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, the former Warriors center will receive a contract buyout from the 76ers and then join the Cleveland Cavaliers for the stretch run, according to ESPN.
On Saturday, the Cavs, Spurs and Rockets were all reported to have interest in Bogut if he was made available following a buyout.
Injuries have derailed Bogut's season. He appeared in just 26 games with the Mavericks this season and averaged 3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1 block per contest.
Bogut was part of the two Warriors teams that faced the Cavs in the last two NBA Finals matchups.
Bogut's tenure with the Warriors came to an end on July 7, 2016 when he was traded to Dallas in order for Golden State to clear salary cap space to sign Kevin Durant.