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Can the Warriors Survive Down the Stretch Without Kevin Durant

Recently the Golden State Warriors has faced some adversity in their 2016-2017 regular season campaign. Offseason acquisition Kevin Durant suffered a sprained MCL and a bone bruise on his left leg.

According to ESPN.Com, Durant will miss four weeks to recover from the injury that he suffered against the Wizards on Tuesday. Aside from the Kevin Durant injury, the Warriors would go on to lose to the Wizards 112-108. The next day they would also lose to the Chicago Bulls 94-87.

After the Warriors loss to the Bulls, a lot of folks around the league are starting to have their doubts about the Golden State Warriors making it back to the NBA Finals. It has gotten to the point to where the analysts are wondering if the Spurs might take control of the number one seed in the Western Conference once the playoffs start.

The Spurs are only two games behind the Warriors for 1st place in the West right now. Can the Warriors survive without the presence of Kevin Durant in the lineup? I believe they can still win the West without Durant, but they are going to need him against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Admit it, no team in the Eastern Conference is going to challenge the Cavs seriously once the playoffs start, Boston Celtics included. There’s still a chance that Kevin Durant might return to the Warriors line-up at some point this season, but for right now the show must go on without the eight-time All-Star.

 

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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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