Sources: Warriors lose Cousins for entire playoffs

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Golden State Warriors are going to be without one of their big man for the rest of their playoff run, according to sources. DeMarcus Cousins has been lost due to a quad injury.

He was injured in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Cousins played in just three minutes when the left quad injury happened.

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins drives to the basket while being defended by Rajon Rondo against the Los Angeles Lakers
DeMarcus Cousins drives to the basket while being defended by Rajon Rondo against the Los Angeles Lakers (Getty Images)

He was injured when he was going after a loose ball.

“There’s a pretty significant quad injury,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “We’ll get an MRI [on Tuesday], but he’s going to be out for — I’ll just say a while because I think it’s unclear right now how long he’ll be out. It’s significant.”

In Game 1, he had nine points in 21 minutes. He also had nine rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Boogie, as he is known, came back this season from a torn Achilles. He has proven that he is fully back from the injury.

Without Cousins, the Warriors will have to rely on Kevin Looney and Andrew Bogut. Against the Clippers, the Warriors could use Looney more because he is a better option against Los Angeles in this series.

The 28-year-old Mobile, Alabama native made 30 appearances for the Warriors during the regular season, including 30 starts. He averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game in 25.7 minutes per contest.

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