The Golden State Warriors (0-1) host the Sacramento Kings (0-0) in Monday's preseason contest at Oracle Arena, the Warriors first home game since their Game 6 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the conference semi's.
Former Warriors assistant Michael Malone returns as the Kings head coach along with forward Carl Landry who was a key contributor off the bench last season for Golden State.
Anything short of applause would be surprising.
The Warriors lost their first exhibition on Saturday 104-95 to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Head coach Mark Jackson said he would play his starters into the second half and that match-ups will not determine his lineup throughout the year.
Malone said his guys are tired of playing against each other and are excited to play the Warriors.
Warriors center Jermaine O'Neal (lower back pain) is questionable while forward Joe Alexander (tibial stress reaction, left leg) and center Festus Ezeli (knee surgery) are out. ... There are no injuries to report for the Kings. ... Jackson offered condolences to Bishop Sherwood Carthen of Sacramento who passed away and was a positive influence upon him. ... San Francisco 49ers All-Pro left tackle Joe Staley will be participating in a "Twitter Takeover" for tonight's game. ... Tip-off is at 7:40 p.m. PT and the game can be seen on CSN.