Game Thread: Timberwolves' D'Angelo Russell out again against Warriors

Also: Curry wearing daughter-focused shoe tribute to Kobe tonight


WHO: Golden State Warriors (9-8) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (4-12)

WHEN: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 // 7:00 pm PST


Although the NBA is not doing any formal memorial for the passing of Kobe Bryant- who died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with his his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others one year ago - players like Stephen Curry are quietly honoring the memory in their own way.

Without comment, the Warriors tweeted out this image about two hours before tonight’s matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves tips off:

The Curry’s family focus seems to be a defining feature, and this tribute feels like a very natural thing for the Warriors’ superstar. It’s going to look real nice out there, as the Warriors will also be sporting their nostalgic Oakland jerseys tonight as well.

Also, sadly, it looks like no D’Angelo Russell tonight for the Timberwolves.

These baseball series-style games are interesting, and it will be fun to see what adjustments both sides have in store. I expect the Wolves to load up harder on Curry, who single-handedly torpedoed their comeback attempt in the last game.

Let’s go!