The Warriors provided an update on Kevin Durant’s health Wednesday, essentially saying he’s fine, and he’ll be re-evaluated again in 7-10 days.
Earlier this month, reports said Durant was progressing nicely from his left knee injury and could make a return in the regular season. The first part is accurate, but if he’s held out at least another week then that puts a potential return at the end of the Warriors’ regular-season schedule.
At this point, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him shut down for the rest of the team’s games and make his return in the postseason. There’s no need for Golden State to rush him back into the lineup, espeically with how the team has played without him.
Westbrook stepped in, leading to a shoving match between the two star point guards, with the Thunder’s Taj Gibson and the Warriors’ Draymond Green caught up in the subsequent scrum.
“I was just trying to get in between Russ and (Christon),” Curry told reporters. “And I felt him push me. I kind of let that first one go, then as I kept going there was another little push. And at that point, I just wanted to hold my position.”
Westbrook’s view of the situation was predictably different.
“Protecting my teammates, that’s what’s going through my mind,” Westbrook said. “I think Curry tried to get into it with Semaj, tried to push him, and I stepped right in between.
“That’s it. Once I see something going down with my teammates, I’m hopping in.”
Curry had the final say before halftime, though, collecting Thompson’s pass Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale from the jump ball and nailing a 3-pointer before the buzzer and then sprinting down the tunnel.
“That was dope,” Green said of Curry’s buzzer-beater. “A Philadelphia Eagles Cheap Jerseys heads-up play by Klay, to get the pass out to Steph, and a great shot.”