Warriors Lose Game, Then Lose Kevin Durant to Injury
The NBA Pacific Division and Western Conference leading Golden State Warriors took on the Southeast Division leading Washington Wizards in DC on February 28th, and it was memorable for the Warriors in all the wrong ways.
First, Kevin Durant went down with a knee injury just a minute and a half into the game. They they lost the game 112-108. Then they found out Durant’s knee injury was a sprained MCL, and he’ll be out at least four weeks. The good news is that the injury isn’t worse, say a season ending torn MCL, so he could be back for the tail end of the season and the playoffs, although it’s anyone’s guess at this point just how long his recovery will take and how well he’ll be able to play when he does come back.
The loss to Washington put Golden State’s record at 50-10, the best in the NBA. However, the San Antonio Spurs (45-13) may have an opening to assume the mantle of top seed and home court throughout the playoffs if the Warriors slip a little. The Spurs have two games left with Golden State, both of which are at home this month.