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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says center Zaza Pachulia has been scratched against the New Orleans Pelicans because of a sore left shoulder.
Pachulia has been playing about 15 minutes per game and got roughly 18 minutes of action Sunday night in a 123-95 victory at Miami. Kerr says the 15-year veteran was hurting too much during warmups Monday night to play.
Pachulia has played in all 24 of the Warriors' games this season, averaging 5.2 points and 4.9 rebounds.
Also out of the lineup against New Orleans is guard Shaun Livingston, who was suspended one game Monday for his altercation with official Courtney Kirkland on Sunday night.
Golden State travels next to Charlotte to play the Hornets on Wednesday night.
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