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Warriors F Green will miss Thursday's game vs. Bucks

Updated: 08-11-2018 04:17 IST

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been ruled out of Thursday's home showdown with the Milwaukee Bucks because of a sprained right big toe, coach Steve Kerr told reporters after practice on Wednesday.

Green suffered the injury during Monday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Kerr said he doesn't feel Green will be sidelined too long.

"It's just day to day," Kerr said. "No concern long term. So we'll just monitor it each day, and we're so early in the season, obviously we'll be cautious. We'll see how it plays out."

Green will be sitting out a contest in which his trademark stellar defense surely will be needed as the Warriors try to slow Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 25.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

"I'm sure he's disappointed about missing this one," Kerr said. "But again, we've got bigger goals ahead. It's a big game for us, it will be an exciting game, but the main thing is to be healthy over the course of the year. We have to be smart. Draymond will be, I'm sure, helping all the young guys out tomorrow."

Kerr declined to specify who will replace Green in the starting lineup but mentioned Jordan Bell, Andre Iguodala, Jonas Jerebko and Alfonzo McKinnie as options.

Golden State will be without backup point guard Shaun Livingston (foot) for the sixth straight game.

The Warriors (10-1) have won eight straight games while Milwaukee is off to a torrid 8-2 start.

--Field Level Media

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