Warriors' Durant out indefinitely with knee injuryBy Kelly Sanders Mar 03, 2017
Matt's set to fill-in for Kevin Durant, 28, who hyperextended his knee during the Dubs' game with the Washington Wizards on February 28. Durant, who injured his left knee Tuesday in the Warriors' 112-108 loss to the Washington Wizards, suffered an MCL sprain. Golden State has a +15.2 point differential per 100 possessions when Durant is on the court, and a +6.6 differential when he is off.
Durant sustained the injury in the opening minutes of the game, when teammate ZaZa Pachulia fell into his leg. In the meantime, the Warriors will need other players to play well in expanded roles with Durant on the sidelines.
Durant hopped away immediately, holding his knee.
The Warriors now lead the Spurs by four games, but play them twice in San Antonio over the next four weeks, both on the back end of back-to-back games.
They held Chicago scoreless for a period of almost four-and-a-half minutes, over the course of which they'd go on a 6-0 run to retake an 85-84 lead on David West's lay-in with 5:43 remaining in the game.
Sources told Stein and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that Durant, who will soon return to the Bay Area to begin treatment and recovery, was initially told he had suffered a fractured tibia as opposed to a bruised tibia, which would have been season-ending.
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However, the boss man warned the new addition to the team that there would be zero sexual activity between him and the wives. Unlike Daryl, Eugene is all too quick to declare himself as "Negan" like the other members of the group do so readily.
On March 26, the Warriors will host the Memphis Grizzlies, who have beaten them twice this season. The good news is that he could be back for the Warriors' Championship run.
In case a couple of losses last week made you fear the Washington Wizards were regressing to their rickety, early-season form, they righted themselves Tuesday night in the most impressive way they possibly could. We just need to understand that early in games, when we have new rotations, we can not take our foot off the gas pedal.
As frustrating as the injury is for Durant, the rest he will receive will benefit the Warriors come playoff time. Draymond Green (12 points), Patrick McCaw (11 points) and Andre Iguodala (10 points) were also in double figures.
The already emotional Barnes is not holding back about how much this reunion means to him. Bringing in Durant largely has eliminated those stretches (though there haven't been many), since Durant is probably the best in the league at creating his own shot.
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