Warriors' Record Without Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant is Ominous Ahead of NBA Finals Game 3

Max Staley
Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four
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It almost goes without saying, but the Golden State Warriors have one of the most loaded lineups in basketball. However, the Warriors will have to make do without Kevin Durant in Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors, and they may be without Klay Thompson as well.

Unfortunately for Golden State, that does not bode well for the Warriors' chances Wednesday night.

Even though the team can still count on studs like Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, the Warriors are just 3-5 in games that both Durant and Thompson sit out.

Golden State has actually been even worse against the spread (ATS) when Durant and Thompson are out, going just 2-6 ATS in such contests.

The Warriors are 4.5-point favorites against the Raptors in Game 3, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, but their record indicates Golden State could struggle to cover this spread if Thompson doesn't take the floor.

Of course, it's fair to expect a bit of a drop off for any team when two All-NBA-caliber players miss a game. Still, this stat could illustrate just how important Thompson is to Golden State, as the Warriors are 30-2 in games Curry plays, but Durant sits.

While the Warriors are in the midst of a historically-dominant, five-year run, this team could struggle against Toronto if Thompson can't suit up for Game 3.

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