Winning 11 straight games is indeed a welcome sign for the Golden State Warriors title bid this season in the NBA.
They have the best record in the league and surely, Steve Kerr’s men would not want to let their guards down at this juncture, especially when the playoffs are just around the corner.
With their confidence soaring, the Warriors will get another major boost with the expected return of Kevin Durant to action.
The 28-year-old superstar forward has not played since a left knee injury wore him down last February 28, but he will be back in active duty for Sunday’ home game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Durant, who is averaging 25.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game for GSW, has recovered well, according to reports, since that sprained MCL and bruised tibia while playing against Washington, and that could be more headache for the opposition.
After the Pelicans, the Warriors play the last two of their three home games against Utah on April 10 and against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 12.
Kerr told reporters last Sunday that Durant will still be out for Golden State’s first two games this week during Wednesday’s home game against Minnesota and Thursday’s visit to Phoenix.
An official update on Durant’s status is expected to be issued by the team after those two games.
While on his road to recovery, Durant played in 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 contact situations with teammates, aside from his individual workouts.
Durant’s absence allowed GSW bench players to step up, and that could be a massive boost for the team during the playoffs, and perhaps when the time comes they make it again to the Finals.
If Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson continue to be thorns on the sides of opponents, add Durant to inflict more woes on them. And don’t forget the rest of the Warriors, too.