In their first full game without Kevin Durant (left leg injuries), the Golden State Warriors had their worst offensive performance of the season, scoring a season-low 87 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson both struggled in the contest, combining to go 3-for-22 from 3. Curry in particular is in a slump, sporting a 12.9 3-point field goal percentage in his past three games.
With the loss, Golden State has dropped back-to-back regular-season games for the first time since April 5-7, 2015. The Warriors also fell to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.
While it hasn't been ruled out that Durant could return before the end of the regular season, his injury could have a major impact on the NBA landscape as the playoffs near. Should Warriors fans be panicking about their team's title hopes?
Before Durant went down on Tuesday night, the 28-year-old was having one of the best seasons of his career. Not only does he lead the Warriors in points (25.3 per game), rebounds (8.2), blocks (1.6) and free throw attempts (372), but the eight-time All-Star is also posting career marks in field goal percentage (53.7), rebounds and blocks this season.
-- Isaac Chipps