In the Warriors' 121-106 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, Durant lacked the same steady presence he has offered all season, including during the team's two-week long absence from Stephen Curry.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, hitting 8 of 23 shots, and Klay Thompson scored all 16 of his points in the first half for the Warriors.
The Pacers shot better than the high-scoring Warriors inside and outside the 3-point line.
The Warriors provided an update on the status of guard Patrick McCaw on Thursday, who has been out of action since a scary fall against the Kings on March 31, that saw him leave the floor on a stretcher.
The 2017 Finals MVP added that the Pacers "came out with a better strategy, being more aggressive than us".
"I think just caring".
If he does it in the first round with Steph Curry still healing, it could be an early exit for the Warriors this season. Win them all, and this group stuns us all even more by winning 50 games. They took the lead for good on Lance Stephenson's 3 with 9:46 left in the first half and never allowed Golden State to get closer than 10 after halftime. When they faced the Pacers a week ago without four of their key players, it was an ugly game that resulted in a win for Indiana.
"I'm embarrassed", Kerr said. IN put together an 18-6 run to take a 59-46 lead, as the Pacers scored on eight straight possessions and flummoxed the Warriors with their drive-and-kick game that set up easy scoring opportunities.
"We're the underdog in every matchup", Oladipo said. I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding, but the playoffs start next week.
Golden State led 107-103 when a steal by Westbrook led to a dunk by Corey Brewer with 20 seconds left. It was an embarrassing effort.
Kevin Durant scored 34 points while being booed throughout the game, leading Golden State to a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. But then he was shut out in the second (6-16 from the floor; 4-9 from three-point range). Bogdanovic was 11 of 13 from the field and 6 of 7 on 3s. "I thought our guys responded well to the challenge".
Golden State failed to outscore the Pacers in a single quarter as in built a 22-point lead midway through the third quarter.