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Trending in the NBA: Warriors and Pelicans hit rough patches

Trending in the NBA: Warriors and Pelicans hit rough patches

Golden State usually plays with impeccable timing for how the ball and bodies move on offense and how the Warriors switch and slide on defense.

Their timing of late has been more like getting a zit before the prom. The combination of losing Kevin Durant to a knee sprain at the tail end of a road-heavy schedule stretch brought out unseen Warriors blemishes.

After losing three times in 22 games, the Warriors lost three times in five games once Durant was hurt. The ultimate finishing crew digressed into their two worst fourth quarters of the season — 12 points vs. Boston and 14 points vs. Chicago. They failed to reach 100 points twice in 59 games with Durant and matched that in...

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