The Golden State Warriors have recently suffered some adversity due to injury.
Kevin Durant confirmed this in an interview with Sam Amick of [
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"It's cool that people looked at us as if we were undefeated ar, but we are not, and you see it with the injuries we have. We are not superhuman. I think if we play basketball properly, we're damn good. But if we can not come out and focus, we can lose to anyone, and you've seen that.
In the midst of an incredible four-year run, Golden State appears to be another planet, entering the season as prohibitive favorites after the championship in its first season with Durant, its second title in three seasons.
repeating a handful of injuries in recent weeks is no guarantee.
Durant (19659004) ribs), Stephen Curry (ankle, MCL), Klay Thompson (thumb) and Draymond Green (pelvic) are among the Warriors in the last Curry's [19659-09] MCL sprain seems to be the only one that could have an impact in the playoffs as he will not be re-rated for nearly two more weeks, as coach Steve Kerr is in the record There is no way "The Guardian plays in the first round.
With two-time NBA MVPs status unsafe for the playoffs, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP left it It is well known that the Warriors will be ready, no matter who is on the court.
"When Steph comes back, we're obviously all excited and we'll be a better team," Durant said via Amick. "But if he does not, I can not hang over it, I have to get out there and play as hard as I can, Klay has to get out and play as hard as he can, Draymond, all down the line."  "Everyone has to be on the right path, because it's a team game. We all move like one. "
Golden State can use the mentality of a next man as best he can, but there is no denying that the Warriors without Curry are a different team, as ESPN Stats & Info noted at the time of the injury:  ESPN Stats & Info @ ESPNStatsInfo
With the news that Steph Curry will probably miss the rest of the regular season, here's a look at how the Warriors did that season with and without him ,
Spoiler alarm – they are better when playing. You should still read the graphic. https://t.co/35uo6eFAKS
Without Curry, pressure will be put on every single Warriors player, but especially Durant. A former league MVP himself, he was fiercely criticized for "taking the easy way out" as he chased his first ring. But given the lengthy game, all eyes are on Durant to lead his team to victory in the playoffs.
The Warriors are locked up in the second seed, but do not know their first opponent yet.