Golden State Warriors sign forward Matt Barnes

Ruben Hill
March 3, 2017

However, it's not looking too good for the Golden State Warriors and the superstar forward. West served as a bruiser down low for the Dubs in what was a very physical game. Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater joined Murph and Mac on Wednesday morning and said that clinching the top spot in the West becomes much more important with Durant out, especially when it comes to avoiding a second-round matchup with the unsafe Houston Rockets. He's been averaging 7.6 points, 4.6 boards and 2.8 assists in 25.3 minutes. "I didn't know I was going to run (point guard) tonight".

"This is the 6'7" forward's second stint with the Warriors.

The Splash Brothers had another uncharacteristically poor shooting night, combining for just 14-of-40 from the floor, including 5-of-22 from deep.

Unless Stephen Curry entered a basketball god mode or the Cavs lost one of their big stars, no.

2/26/17: Jazz 102 - Wizards 92 The Wizards had their streak of scoring over 100 points snapped at 23 games as they were stifled by the Utah Jazz on Sunday night at Verizon Center.

Russell Westbrook recorded his 30th triple-double of the season with 43 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 109-106. Barnes joins Andre Iguodala as the only true small forwards on the roster, and he's now a much more pressing need than the third PG they hoped to sign-Jose Calderon will now not join the team, with Barnes taking up the last roster spot. This year has been businesslike, but less feverish than last year's 73-win campaign. Green had one key block and two steals. The 28-year-old immediately limped off the court and into the locker room. Kevin Durant led the team with 27 points, while all five starters finished in double figures. According to the NBA, KD hyper-extended his knee as teammate Zaza Pachulia inadvertently fell onto his leg while battling Wizards' Marcin Gortat.

Durant underwent an MRI, but results aren't expected to be announced until later Wednesday.

While Durant convalesces, Cleveland is getting better. Golden State can't fall back on progress.

The Warriors are better equipped to handle the loss of Durant, being as loaded as they are than the Trail Blazers were.

That means for the fourth straight year, the Sixers are placed in a position where wins don't matter, testing the patience of even the most diehard fan who has clung to the team's "Trust the Process" slogan put in place by ousted general manager Sam Hinkie.

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