The Warriors announced that Durant is out indefinitely and would be re-evaluated in four weeks.
But the NBA-leading Warriors took another hit when their league-record regular-season streak without consecutive losses ended at 146 games.
The Warriors remain the outright favorite to win the National Basketball Association title at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, with oddsmakers dropping Golden State slightly from minus-220 to minus-200 to win their second title in three years after Durant's injury status was announced. I thought Jerian Grant in the second half did a solid job on Steph when Jimmy was on Klay. "That would allow them to avoid the Rockets in Round 2". Instead of idling for years to develop overly ambitious schemes to get that one player to make that one big step toward greatness, the Wizards should never forget that the most sustainable model, not to mention the most controllable model, is to build with competence and consistency. That would be somewhere around mid-May, that would be eight weeks after this injury. They're saving themselves. Their ceiling isn't as high as it would've been with Durant. Four of those games, however, come against the Spurs (March 11 and March 29) and the Houston Rockets (42-19, third in the West, games on March 28 and March 31). They should just wave the white flag by having Stephen Curry wrap an empty bottle of Hennessy in a towel and throw it from the tunnel pre-game trick-shot style. The league's No. 1 offensive backcourt rolled into Chicago on Thursday night and stunk it up, just as it did Tuesday in Washington and Monday in Philadelphia. Five of those teams (Clippers, Jazz, Grizzlies, Hawks, and Rockets) have beaten the Spurs this season, and another is Cleveland. There was no further information about the Warriors' All-Star's long-term condition. The #2 seed could also mean the Warriors would have to face the Thunder in the first round.
"You are not always going to shoot well", coach Steve Kerr said.
Kevin Durant favors his knee after being injured on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time). The first indication was that this was just a hyperextended knee.
Wish I could bring you two with me! One might call it a full house, but I guess we're not doing poker analogies today. "I think getting the #1 over the #2 is pretty big".