Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Kevin Durant: Warriors' Injuries 'Killed the Morale a Bit'

Kevin Durant: Warriors' Injuries 'Killed the Morale a Bit'

San Antonio missed a chance to improve their seeding in the postseason as they were clobbered by the Pelicans on the road to close the regular season. The team lost star Kyrie Irving to a knee injury for the season, including the playoffs, and have gone 8-6 in his absence, outscoring opponents by just 1.2 net points per 100 possessions. That was GSW' s third loss to Utah this season. Their offense will obviously not be the same without the otherworldly shooting of Curry to prop them up. Kerr's boys ended the regular season with a 58-24 win-loss record, a far cry from their usual standard of regular season excellence. They also have impeccable team chemistry and coaching.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who played for San Antonio's Gregg Popovich during the Spurs' ongoing championship era, sounded like his mentor when he labeled much of what happened in March and earlier this month as "meaningless".

Since the Warriors have the No. 2 seed, they will receive homecourt advantage for this series.

The Rockets lead the league in net rating (plus-8.8) and have one of the most efficient offences in NBA history, scoring 115.2 points per 100 possessions per Basketball Reference.

"I thought we cared tonight". "Obviously, we've had a lot of injuries, but the games have not been meaningful, and our play and our focus reflected that". He adds that there isn't any medical evidence that would suggest that rehabbing the full six weeks would aid Curry better than returning sooner and that it's more of a matter of whenever the individual is ready to play. "They were more aggressive than us". Another issue for the Warriors was injuries, as Curry missed 31 games, Durant missed 14, Green missed 12, and Thompson missed nine.

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The Warriors are now in second place in the Western Conference and would host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round if the season ended today.

"We made it to the playoffs, but I don't think we're satisfied with just making it to the playoffs", point guard Dejounte Murray said. "Truly, we did, we took a vote". Hopefully that mojo doesn't come with us into the playoffs. "I'm confident in that".

"We're not going to be surprised by it this time", Aldridge said. They have a great opportunity to do so as the Warriors will not be playing at full strength as a couple of their All-Stars will not take part. Of course, this comes on the heels of averaging 69 wins per season over the past three years.

The Dubs are number one in the league in assist percentage of 68.5 with an assist ratio of 21.1 averaging nearly 30 assists per game. Their fans know how good this team is.

Since the Cavaliers overhauled their roster at the trade deadline, they've played the Raptors twice and blown them out both times. The Warriors come in with healthy starters and have no obstacles to overcome. Not only did they assert themselves as threats in case of injury, but they became dominant and won 65 games for the NBA's best record. However, the Spurs have underachieved this season and finished seventh in the Western Conference standings. And there's no problem with that. They have plans for nothing short of a repeat title. Sometimes the hunger goes away for a little while; sometimes it's hard to find that again.

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