The Warriors have only played three games this season without Durant, winning two of them. The bulk of the offensive load will now fall to the Splash Brothers who have been struggling as of late. Two-time MVP and the widely renowned "greatest shooter in the world" Stephen Curry has been shooting an underwhelming 26% on 11.6 attempts from deep in this Houston series. Fellow sniper Klay Thompson is averaging 17.6 points against Houston while also having to defend last year's MVP James Harden. Both of them will look to up their game with KD sidelined and their historic three-peat opporunity on the line.
If the Durant-less Golden State Warriors take care of business against James Harden and the Houston Rockets, they will be headed to an astounding fifth straight Western Conference Finals, matching up with either Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets, or Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.