Warriors trying to keep perspective after dramatic week
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SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Durant and Draymond Green sat just a locker stall away from each other on the Golden State Warriors‘ Texas trip from hell. A few days after an emotional blowup in Los Angeles that caught the entire league’s attention and caused many to speculate about their futures, there the All-Star teammates were prior to Sunday night’s latest setback, doing exactly what the basketball world thought they would be doing.
Well, not exactly.
Instead of the iciness many predicted following the ugly episode on Monday, Durant and Green found themselves having the same conversation that many sports fans were having all across the country: They were discussing Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury during Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. Durant, an ardent Redskins fan who wears the team’s hat during many of his postgame news conferences, and Green were just as surprised as any other fans when told that the injury occurred 33 years to the day after Joe Theismann’s brutal injury on a Lawrence Taylor hit on Monday Night Football.
After a third straight loss and fourth in five games, Steve Kerr admitted the Golden State Warriors are going