Kevin Durant’s injury proves the Warriors have given up on the No. 1 seed
Durant will take two weeks off, and that’s absolutely the right call. As Kevin Durant prepares to miss the next two weeks with a rib fracture, one thing has become perfectly clear: the Golden State Warriors have given up on the No. 1 seed.
Sure, it’s still possible, even if it would take an unlikely and significant swoon from the Houston Rockets. But Durant’s two-week absence, Klay Thompson’s broken thumb, and Stephen Curry taking extra games off with an ankle sprain before returning Friday all...