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Monday night wasn’t the best of nights for the Golden State Warriors.  Not only did they have an epic collapse and become the only team in NBA history to become the victim of a 31-point comeback in both the regular season and the playoffs, but they also lost DeMarcus Cousins for the rest of the playoffs and maybe part of next year depending on how severe the injury is. 

Cousins fell after chasing a loose ball that he knocked away early in the game and tried to recover but anyone watching could immediately tell that it wasn’t good.  The MRI this morning confirmed just that, a torn quadricep. 

What will the Warriors do now that they only have 4 all stars instead of 5? 

Still win the NBA finals because they are still the most talented team in the NBA. 

Make no mistake, they will still win this series in five.  This is an even tougher break for DeMarcus Cousins, who sat out almost a full year with his torn achilles tendon last year.  He came to Golden State on a one-year deal to hopefully prove his worth and get a big pay day in free agency.  Instead, it looks like he may have slapped the injury prone label on himself and now whatever team intends to look at him this coming offseason will have to keep that in mind.

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