DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Warriors center (ankle) to play vs. Pacers

DeMarcus Cousins will be available to play Thursday against the Pacers, the team announced (via The Athletic).  

The Warriors center had been considered “day-to-day” with an ankle injury after undergoing an MRI, but he missed only two games as he sat against the Spurs on Monday and Timberwolves on Tuesday. His MRI came back negative, but he still took a few days off to rest for precautionary reasons.

Cousins left Saturday’s 110-88 win over the Thunder in the fourth quarter after experiencing soreness in his foot, which prompted further evaluation.

Center Andrew Bogut stepped in during Cousins’ absence and returned earlier than expected to start his second stint with the Warriors after signing earlier this month. Cousins will reclaim his starting position against Indiana, though Bogut will be available. 

The Warriors hold a 48-22 record heading into Thursday’s matchup and are sitting atop the Western Conference, just a 1/2 game ahead of the Nuggets.