Injury to Warriors’ Durant ‘great unknown’

Kevin Durant and the Warriors topped Cleveland in Game 1.
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Golden State forward Kevin Durant suffered an MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise in his left knee and will miss at least a month, the team announced Wednesday.

“He could miss the rest of the regular season, he could miss the entire playoffs — though no one expects that,” a team source told Amico Hoops. “As is always the case, it all depends on how it heals. That’s the great unknown here. Everyone is hopeful that the (press) release is accurate.”

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Durant suffered the injury at the 10:27 mark of the first quarter in Tuesday’s game at Washington, after teammate Zaza Pachulia lost his balance and fell onto Durant’s knee.

Durant signed with the Warriors as a free agent in July, leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder after nine years. He currently leads the Warriors in scoring at 25.8 points per game.

The Warriors have agreed to a deal with free agent small forward Matt Barnes to help ease the loss of Durant.

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