Kevin Durant Injures Knee
Tuesday, The Golden State Warriors competed in a tightly contested cross conference match-up against the Washington Wizards. The Warriors would come up short as the Wizards sneak by, 112-108.
The game included the All-Star match-up against guards Stephen Curry and John Wall. The Warriors star power should have outweighed Washington as they have former MVP Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson while the Wizards only have two-guard Bradley Beal.
Curry would lead all scorers with 25 points according to ESPN. He also attributed seven rebounds, four assist and three steals.
Green would accompany Chief Curry with a double-double. The hustle machine in Green came out with 14 points, 14 assist and eight rebounds. Though they performed exceptionally, the Warriors did not do enough.
On the other hand, Wall and Beal played out of this world. Beal would knock down 25 points and snatch three steals.
Wall would show his generosity with his double-double display of a career best 19 assist and 12 points.
In fact, center Marcin Gortat also performed a double-double. The Polish Hammer scored 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Warriors would find themselves down 19 in the first quarter. The Wizards would not dominate for long as the score evened out in the third.
Next, the game would come down to the wire as the Warriors trailed by two with 17 seconds remaining.
Curry would then get a chance for the go ahead three but missed with six seconds left. Associated Press shows Curry’s and Wall’s comments on the play.
“A shot I normally make, so I was confident,” Curry said. “You live for those moments. You live with the result.”
“We were switching and he just stopped – way, way, way out,” Wall said. “Just prayed it didn’t go in.”
Now even though Washington came out with the win they favored from the absence of Durant. He would injure his knee seconds into the game and never return. Durant will receive a MRI on Wednesday.
“I’m always concerned about any injury, because you never know how bad it’s going to be,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, “so we’ll just wait and see and keep our fingers crossed.”
The injury setbacks Golden State as they start to get ready for the hectic western conference playoffs.