Kevin Durant suffers right ankle injury, leaves Warriors' loss to Suns

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National Basketball Association favorites of 17 points or more had gone 85-1 in the last 20 seasons, according to ESPN.

The Suns have done a great job over the last week, winning three consecutive games, including a win over the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns defeated Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on November 9, 2014, and earned their first road win in 20 tries against the Western Conference this season.

Despite some initial concern inside Oracle Arena, Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not sound concerned about the injury after the game. Last night, the Warriors gave up a 16-point first-half lead and could not contain Devin Booker.

Those are fair assessments from Golden State's sharpshooter and coach, given Phoenix has totaled 16 wins in 68 games and was on the second leg of a challenging road back-to-back set.

"I know it's not the playoffs". Stephen Curry is averaging 28.1 points and 5.2 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. "We need that energy from them because we feed of that". And a victory like last night's is one that will help carry the core in that direction if they are only given the help at the two lacking positions that they so desperately need.

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Golden State shot just 10-for-43 on 3-pointers, with Thompson and Curry going 4-for-15 apiece, Durant 1-for-4 and Cousins 0-for-3.

"Let's not forget a year ago was way worse than this, way worse than this, with injuries and things like that". "We came in after All-Star break as a team and it was like we're going to finish this thing off the right way".

Kevin Durant had 25 points before leaving with a bruised ankle midway through the fourth on a night his teammates struggled from near and far. It's an uncomfortable feeling, which I think we like right now.

Overall, though, the Warriors are in a bit of a funk.