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Kevin Durant feels out of sorts without Stephen Curry as Warriors lose again

The Warriors suffered a 109-103 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday without Steph Curry, which marked their second two-game losing streak of the season.


Brittany King


To say that the Golden State Warriors are feeling out of sorts without their leading man Stephen Curry is an understatement.

The Warriors came up short on Sunday in a 109-103 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, thus marking their second two-game losing streak of the season. One player, in particular, is struggling without his 29-year-old teammate.

"It's weird not having Steph out there," Durant told reporters following Sunday's loss. "And Andre [Iguodala] and D-West, Jordan [Bell], so we're missing a lot, and we're just kind of playing on the fly each possession."

It's weird not having Steph out there.

Curry has been out the last two games with an ankle injury, but he isn't alone. Andre Iguodala and Jordan Bell have missed the last three games, and David West has sat out the last four.

With Curry sidelined, 24-year-old backup Quinn Cook has had to step up, but in the end, he's no Chef Curry.

"Quinn has been up and down in the G-League, so it's something we got to deal with, something that we just got to figure out, work through," Durant said. "And it's actually been pretty fun trying to figure things out throughout the game. Everybody's just coming together even better. We lost two in a row, but the energy on the bench was great, the coaching staff has been digging down deep trying to find things for us that will work because our offense is predicated on Steph and Klay [Thompson] kind of running around the three-point line, knocking down three-point shots and spreading out."

"Without Steph there, Quinn is asked to do a lot, so it's definitely a different dynamic when you have, [as] opposed to Steph Curry, when you're having Quinn Cook," the forward added. "He's doing a good job stepping in and playing extremely hard, and I'm proud of him."

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