NBA drops Warriors games from national TV schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are no longer must-see TV.

The NBA is taking two upcoming Golden State games off the national TV schedule, with the injury-riddled former dynasty now owning the worst record in the league.

Golden State was scheduled to play on ESPN against Utah on December 13 and against Portland on December 18. The league announced on Tuesday that both games would be replaced.

The Warriors are playing without Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson because of injuries, after Kevin Durant left Golden State for Brooklyn in the summer, and are forced to use a number of unfamiliar players.

Golden State was one of the league’s biggest draws during its run to five straight NBA Finals but is currently 4-18.

The Los Angeles Clippers’ game at Minnesota was added on December 13, and Boston at Dallas was elevated to the national schedule on December 18.

File photo shows injured Golden State Warriors guards Stephen Curry (L) and Klay Thompson cheering during a timeout in the NBA game against Chicago Bulls. PHOTO: AP