Kevin Durant and the Warriors have lost three straight, and their tough stretch may be weighing on the team. The NBA announced it has fined Durant $25,000 for the profane remarks he made toward a fan in their recent loss to the Mavericks.
The tough stretch Golden State is experiencing began with the spat between Durant and Draymond Green after a late-game blunder in a loss to the Nuggets. Green was suspended by the Warriors without pay for one game for his comments on Durant’s free agency situation. The Dubs beat the Hawks while Green sat on the pine, but haven’t won again since then.
In Green’s first game back, the Warriors were on the receiving end of a 107-86 loss to the Rockets. They followed that performance up with a 104-92 loss to the Spurs. The team went 0-3 in three games in Texas without Stephen Curry who is recovering from a groin injury.
Golden State is 12-6, and has dropped to fourth in the Western Conference. They’ll have a chance to get back on track against the first place Blazers at 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.
The season is still young, so the Warriors will have plenty of time to rebound. If the atmosphere of the locker room doesn’t change soon, the Warriors may find themselves without their two-time NBA Finals MVP next year.