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When most teams lose an All-NBA player, they understandably struggle. Just look at the Los Angeles Lakers without LeBron James or the Philadelphia 76ers without Joel Embiid this season.


Well, that same logic doesn't apply to the Golden State Warriors, apparently. That's because in games that Kevin Durant sits and Steph Curry plays, the Warriors are now a staggering 30-2 in their last 32 contests under these circumstances.


With Durant suffering a strained calf in the second round of the NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets, he will reportedly remain out at least through Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.


There are a ton of rumors suggesting Durant could leave Golden State this offseason, and some NBA fans would surely like to see the Warriors finally take a hit. But anyone who thinks this Warriors' dynasty is coming to an end if Durant leaves might want to think again. They clearly can win without, both in these NBA Playoffs and beyond.



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