NBA: Durant expected to miss at least two weeks

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By Rafael Bandayrel

The Golden State Warriors will be missing another star due to injury after an MRI revealed that Kevin Durant suffered an incomplete rib cartilage fracture.

Doctors confirmed that Durant will be missing action at least two weeks. This means that the Warriors will be missing three of their all-stars towards the end of March.

Shooting guard Klay Thompson is also sidelined due to a fractured right thumb while Stephen Curry is out with a right ankle sprain.

"It's just irritating because you just want to hoop," Durant told ESPN. "As far as playoffs and all that stuff, I don't think anybody is thinking that far down the line. Just taking it day by day."

Before Durant was injured, the Warriors are second behind the Rockets in the Western Conference standings. And with Golden State missing significant contributions from their core pieces, it is safe to assume that Houston will be holding on the first seed heading into the playoffs.