Not only did the Golden State Warriors blow a 31-point lead yesterday, but the team also lost DeMarcus Cousins to a significant injury. The All-Star center went down in the first quarter and wouldn't return to the hardwood.
Cousins made the unpopular decision to join the Warriors to win a championship ring. While that dream could still happen for the Kentucky product, it doesn't sound like he'll have the chance to contribute to that goal.
During the opening half of action, Cousins' leg gave out in the middle of a fastbreak opportunity. He immediately grabbed his leg in pain from the moment he fell.
The belief is that Cousins will miss the rest of the postseason, but Golden State is holding out hope that he could return for the NBA Finals, per Yahoo Sports insider Chris Haynes.
It appears the worst possible scenario for Cousins would be a torn quadricep.
Kevon Looney and Andrew Bogut should see their roles increase with Cousins out of the lineup.
It'll be interesting to see how the Warriors handle the loss of Cousins, especially since he is so versatile on offense. Nonetheless, the team has more than enough firepower to get past the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the postseason.
The official results from Cousins' MRI should become available this afternoon.