first_img WATCH US LIVE Sreehari Menon Written By Golden State Warriors will face San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 2. The game begins at 8:00 AM IST and will be played at Chase Centre, San Francisco, California. Golden State Warriors will look to bounce back from their defeat against Phoenix Suns. San Antonio Spurs will also look to return back to winning ways after their defeat to LA Clippers on Friday.Golden State Warriors would count on Draymond Green to carry the mantle forward and add another win to the table. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson out injured, a lot lies on the shoulders of Green and D’Angelo Russell if GSW have to win. San Antonio Spurs would hope that their defeat on Friday was a minor blip and would look to pile on the misery on the Californian outfit.Also Read: NBA: Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Clippers Player Ratings And ResultGSW vs SAS Dream11 Squads:Golden State Warriors Ky Bowman, Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Stephen Curry, Jacob Evans, Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Kevon Looney, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, D’Angelo Russell, Alen Smailagic, Omari Spellman, Klay ThompsonSan Antonio SpursLaMarcus Aldridge, Marco Belinelli, DeMarre Carroll, DeMar DeRozan, Drew Eubanks, Bryn Forbes, Rudy Gay, Keldon Johnson, Trey Lyles, Chimezie Metu, Patty Mills, Elie Okobo, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, Luka Samanic, Lonnie Walker IV, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Derrick White.Also Read: NBA: San Antonio Spurs Vs LA Clippers Result And Player RatingsGSW vs SAS Dream11: Injury UpdatesStephen Curry will be out for a foreseeable future after breaking his hand in the game vs Suns. Klay Thompson is ruled out for the entire season. Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans and Alen Smailagic are also ruled out. For Spurs, Dejounte Murray is the only absentee.Also Read: NBA: Joel Embiid And Karl Anthony-Towns Feud Dates Back To 2016GSW vs SAS Dream11 PredictionPoint Guard- D Russell, D WhiteShooting Guard- J Poole, D DeRozanSmall Forward- R Gay, O SpellmanPower Forward- E PaschallCentre- M ChrissNote – The GSW vs SAS Dream11 predictions are our own and do not guarantee positive results in your games.Also Read: NBA 2019: Boston Celtics Vs Mliwaukee Bucks Player Ratings, Result First Published: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 1st November, 2019 18:17 IST GSW Vs SAS Dream11 Predictions, Squad Details, Top Picks & More GSW vs SAS Dream11: Golden State Warriors face San Antonio Spurs on 2nd November. Get all the match details for the upcoming NBA 2019/20 regular-season game.last_img read more

first_imgAs the world now knows, Yasiel Puig is a quick study. It was true when the Dodgers called him up from Double-A in June and he proceeded to hit .436 the rest of the month, and it’s true in October.Puig had six hits, all singles, in his first 13 at-bats of the playoffs and scored four runs in Games 1 through 3. While his feats at the plate have been overshadowed somewhat by Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford, Puig’s attention to detail has been sharper than at any point in his rookie season.So far he’s been able to avoid the missed cutoff men, and the ill-advised attempts at taking an extra base, that once made observers nervous about his potential impact in postseason situations.“I give a lot of thanks to (my teammates) for helping me concentrate and focus on the details I need to focus on to make sure I’m always giving it my best,” Puig said. Perhaps most importantly with center fielder Andre Ethier limited to pinch-hitting duties, Puig is healthy.After scoring from second base in the third inning of Game 3 on Sunday, Puig slammed his helmet in the Dodgers’ dugout, then disappeared down the tunnel leading to the home clubhouse followed by assistant athletic trainer Nancy Patterson Flynn. Puig re-emerged in time to take the field for the top of the fourth inning, but not before flexing his left knee and jogging gingerly to his position.After the game, Puig denied that he had been injured and on Monday he declared himself “in perfect condition.”The numbers agree.What’s plaguing Paco?What appeared to be an attempt to build the confidence of Paco Rodriguez in Game 3 may have only worsened the mind state of one of the Dodgers’ most reliable relievers during the regular season.Rodriguez was pulled with one out remaining in a seven-run game, having allowed two runs on three hits to the Braves.After giving up the game-winning hit in Game 2 and allowing opponents to hit .308 off him in September, it’s difficult to believe the rookie left-hander’s role won’t be different moving forward.“It doesn’t kick Paco out of any plans,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It just means he’s in a little stretch right now where he’s had some stuff going on with him as far as not getting outs… Doesn’t mean we lose confidence in him and and know who he is.”Catcher A.J. Ellis told Mattingly that Rodriguez had better stuff Sunday than he had in a little while. In support of that statement, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said it’s nothing physical that has caused the lefty’s recent struggles.“A lot of times it’s maybe selection more than anything,” Honeycutt said, “and making the wrong pitch at the wrong time.”Steve Garvey’s bold predictionSteve Garvey threw out the ceremonial first pitch — with a twist — then added a bold prediction.Rather than throwing the ball from the mound, Garvey participated in a relay down the first-base line with former Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros and catcher Steve Yeager.Later, with a microphone in his hand, he added: “Welcome to the final game of the NLDS.”Coincidentally, the game began with an error at first base charged to Adrian Gonzalez.NotableCarl Crawford’s multi-homer game was the ninth by a Dodger in a playoff game. Seven Dodgers have accomplished the feat, most recently Shawn Green in Game 3 of the 2004 National League Division Series against the Cardinals. … The blue “rally towels” waving around Dodger Stadium during Game 3 on Sunday weren’t distributed for Game 4. … Lakers center Pau Gasol attended the game.Staff writer Clay Fowler contributed to this report Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img He is still challenging opponents with his raw tools. Monday, after a fourth-inning single, he took a wide turn around first base and intently watched Atlanta Braves center fielder Jason Heyward field the baseball before retreating to first. At times in the series, he’s looked runners back to first base on balls hit to right field rather than immediately throwing the ball in.But so far Puig’s bravado hasn’t cost the Dodgers a thing. And he’s picked up on the differences between playoff baseball and regular-season baseball.“I noticed that each pitcher is focusing more on each pitch that he throws,” Puig said. “Everyone’s trying to give their all on every single play. I noticed that the zone has been a little tighter. There is a lot more focus and more intensity on every little detail and that each player is doing their best not to make any errors and making sure that they can complete every play the best they can.”Puig is also swinging earlier counts, reversing the trend of patience that evolved from June to September. In the first three games of the series, Puig looked at 3.07 pitches per plate appearance, down from his already-low 3.58 during the regular season.last_img read more

first_imgWalters could head back to OKC on Tuesday when the Dodgers plan to activate Joc Pederson from the DL. Pederson is with the OKC Dodgers this weekend on a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment.Kershaw, Wood throwAs scheduled, injured left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood threw to hitters from Class-A Rancho Cucamonga in a simulated-game setting Saturday at Dodger Stadium.Kershaw threw approximately 60 pitches and Wood 40 during the session which “went well,” according to the reports Roberts received.If Kershaw comes out of the workout feeling fine, the only thing left is “figuring out what day we can work him into our rotation,” Roberts said. That could come as soon as Thursday in Washington or Friday in St. Louis.A number of factors will be weighed in making that decision, Roberts said. But “with a guy like Clayton, yeah, you defer to him. He’s earned that.”Roberts said Wood will throw a bullpen session and then face hitters again next week. Brett Anderson is scheduled to throw to hitters for the first time since his surgery either Sunday or Monday.Thompson outThompson had been receiving treatment on his back for some time before going on the DL Saturday.“He just couldn’t be the player he was,” Roberts said. “You’re talking about the back. With what we have left in the season, we didn’t want to put him in harm’s way. So we felt that with the opportunity to have some days back dated and not lose too many games on the calendar it just made sense for us, to let Trayce get back to 100 percent.”Thompson has hit .189 since June 1 with only 11 hits in his past 77 at-bats (.143). He will be eligible to return on July 26.Ethier still healingJust short of four months after he fouled a ball off his right shin during a spring training game, the spiral fracture in Andre Ethier’s tibia is still not fully healed.Ethier underwent another scan on the injured tibia Friday in hopes of getting clearance to increase his workout activities with an eye towards rejoining the Dodgers in mid-August. That is on hold now after the scan showed “the fracture has not completely healed,” according to Roberts.Roberts said the plan now is for Ethier to continue his workouts but “ramp up” as much as he can, based on how much pain it causes him. There is no timetable for when he might be able to play in games as part of a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment, let alone rejoin the Dodgers.“It’s healed enough where we feel Andre, to his tolerance, can continue to progress with baseball activity,” Roberts said. “I think at this point we’re going to monitor him but ramp him up and see where it takes us.”Ethier has been taking batting practice and playing catch. But his running has been limited in order to avoid jarring the bone as it healed. The issue now is not a concern for re-injury but Ethier’s comfort level, Roberts said.“I think it’ll be healed at some point,” Roberts said. “But if you’re looking at this season — to hope it’s going to be pain free is something that’s maybe a little too optimistic. Obviously Andre wants to be with us and he’s going to do everything he can to be back.”Roberts said the Dodgers still expect Ethier to play for them some time this season. “It’s the hitting coach (in OKC), Shawn Wooten,” said Walters who was acquired by the Dodgers in April. “He just kind of made fun of me that I was raw and had no idea how to repeat a swing. Then he kind of worked with me mechanically and I have an idea of what I’m doing now. Consistency is the name of the game and that’s kind of where I’ve been the last four or five weeks, pretty consistent.”Walters said Wooten told him “you hit a ball 450 (feet) or whatever then completely miss one in batting practice.”“He said, ‘You have no idea what you’re doing?’” Walters said. “’No, I have no idea.’“I need that. I can take constructive criticism. I didn’t really have that with some other clubs. I was fairly new, young. But that’s something I need. Coming over here has kind of been a blessing in disguise, especially with Shawn.”Walters has played seven positions in Triple-A this year — all four infield spots, left field, center field and even pitcher (for part of an inning) — and is a switch hitter. With the Dodgers carrying eight relievers, that versatility is valuable, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Maybe it just took being insulted for Zach Walters to unlock the potential three previous organizations have seen in him.Walters was promoted from Triple-A by the Dodgers on Saturday, taking the place of outfielder Trayce Thompson who went on the DL with lower back irritation.Walters has been to the majors before with the Washington Nationals and Cleveland Indians (after originally being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks). He hit .182 in a combined 82 games during those brief big-league visits while spending parts of the past five seasons in Triple-A.But he has never had a run of success quite like he has had for the OKC Dodgers over the past six weeks. Since June 1, Walters hit .349 with a 984 OPS, 11 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 28 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 39 games.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more