Tags: Durant, Kevin

After the Injuries, What’s Next for the Warriors?

OAKLAND, Calif. — The past five years were so often magical for the Golden State Warriors, so frequently charmed, that they somehow found a way to win even when they lost. The last time the Warriors were toppled in the N.B.A. finals, remember, they emerged with Kevin Durant as a consolation prize. You’ll recall that…

N.B.A. Finals Game 6 Preview: What We Know About Kevin Durant

This was the season “load management” became a common phrase in our basketball vocabulary. This was the season N.B.A. players finally began to feel a little bit safer publicly discussing their vulnerabilities in the arena of mental health. This was the season, more than any other, that the well-being of those on the floor was…

Kevin Durant’s Injury Overshadows Warriors Win

TORONTO — Kevin Durant had just departed for the locker room and an uncertain future when DeMarcus Cousins entered the game for the Golden State Warriors for the first time. It was Monday night at Scotiabank Arena, and a cloud had settled over Game 5 of the N.B.A. finals. Durant’s teammates could sense that he…