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Warriors Forward Marreese Speights Out for Game 4 vs. Grizzlies with Calf Strain

Already on the ropes, down two games to one, the Golden State Warriors will be without big man Marreese Speights, who is out with a calf injury.

Tim Kawakami of Mercury News broke the news on Sunday afternoon:

This is bad, bad news for the Warriors.

Even worse, it’s not yet known how long he’s going to be out:

Memphis has been just killing Golden State in the paint the past couple of games—both losses for the Bay Area team. And while Speights hasn’t logged big minutes in those contests, he has contributed some juice off the bench, scoring 11 points in 11 minutes.

Given the way the momentum has clearly shifted in favor of the Grizzlies since Game 1, the Warriors are going to need to dig deep in order to overcome this loss. Perhaps it’s finally time for David Lee to step out of the shadows and take the big stage?

We’ll soon find out, as Game 4 takes place on Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET. The Grindhouse was in full effect during Game 3’s drama, and you know the place will be rocking for the pivotal contest coming up.

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