D'Angelo Russell has done this before, forced to take on a far bigger role just last season because of injuries in Brooklyn.
The Aussie big man finished wtih 24 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and had three blocks in arguably the best game of his National Basketball Association career.
Still down 28 after three quarters, the Warriors got as close as 110-99 with 4:03 to play but never trimmed the difference under single digits. We will see. It's hard to make things get harder. While Curry likely won't be out for the whole season with a broken hand, it instantly hurts the Warriors hopes of being a sneaky playoff team or fringe contender.
'It's obviously been a tough start for us on many levels, so just trying to find our footing and obviously this puts us in a tough spot, ' Kerr said.
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Nats' reliever Daniel Hudson retired the Astros in the bottom of the ninth without incident. Make the playoffs enough times, and you've got a good chance of winning it all eventually.
Curry grimaced in pain grabbing his hand then walked to the locker room with 8:31 left in the third quarter.
"The new look Golden State Warriors were blown out in their first two games of the season, prompting coach Steve Kerr to warn that the team is facing a sobering "new reality", while Draymond Green announced that the Warriors ". "You want to bring along rookies as best you can and we're just putting so much on their plate, but we have no choice". What's more, centers Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein have been both sidelined with injuries in the early going.
General manager Bob Myers mentioned months ago this would be a rebuilding season for the Warriors in many ways. The Suns' 115-111 win at Golden State on March 10 this year snapped an 18-game losing streak to the Warriors and a 14-game road skid in the series. We have no choice with all the injuries. What we do know is that, as it now stands, tanking may not be the worst option.
The Warriors trailed 72-46 at halftime Wednesday after falling behind 70-37 at the break in Oklahoma City on Sunday.