Kevin Durant out for Warriors-Magic (rest)

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The Warriors have a superstar small forward in Kevin Durant and an elite backup in Andre Iguodala.

But Golden State will have neither in Orlando tonight.

Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area:

Kevin Durant (rest) and Andre Iguodala (illness) will not play at the Magic, the team announced.

The Warriors (43-18) are battling the Nuggets (42-18) for the top seed in the Western Conference and are also close to the Raptors (45-17) in the standings. Home-court advantage in a playoff series against those teams could be could be valuable.

But having its top players healthy and fresh is more important to Golden State.

And it’s not as if the Warriors are forfeiting. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins still make Golden State favored over the mediocre Magic.

It’ll just be more difficult for the Warriors with even thinner wing depth. They’ll lean more on Alfonzo McKinnie. Shaun Livingston could also play more, joining Curry and Thompson in three-guard lineups.