Like, how do you defend someone who can do this? "The rest of us sort of understand and expect him to do what he's going to do". The loss spoiled a milestone night for Kevin Durant, as his 40 points put him above 20,000 for his National Basketball Association career and catapulted him into 8th place on the NBA's active career scoring chart. "I got the first video of the second-youngest player to score 20,000 points". Neither Stephen Curry nor Klay Thompson suited up. Green explained why there may be "pushback" this time around, with the surging franchise getting four players sent to the All-Star Game.
Maybe Steve Kerr should cool it with tongue-in-cheek predictions about how well opponents will fare against his Golden State Warriors. "He hit the big shots during that stretch".
As for Curry, he missed 11 games when he originally sprained his right ankle on December 6 in New Orleans.
Lillard scored 29 in his return after missing the last two games with a strained right calf, and C.J. McCollum added 24 points as the Blazers saw a three-game winning streak snapped.
That 39-point quarter gave Los Angeles a 97-90 lead to take into the final stanza.
Williams was so proud of his individual achievement that he wore #52 in his second stint with the Cavaliers, which in itself is a attractive set of coincidences, seeing that 52 was just his old number 25 backwards, which in turn happens to be retired and rendered unusable by the Cavs for shooting legend Mark Price. The 2014 MVP made 14 of 18 shots, six of eight from beyond the three-point line.
But Golden State didn't feel like celebrating after the loss.
Here's the shot on which Durant passed the 20,000 points plateau. And he made all 10 of his free throws.
THE SEARCH FOR D: Though the Warriors have been a top-four defensive team five years running, they haven't looked the part lately. That's a major upgrade from their 3-4 record and +6.4 net rating in such situations during the season's first quarter. "We never quit working". "And try to make them play, fast, fast, fast and make mistakes and that's OK, because we learn from them". Warriors head into Wednesday night with a four game lead.
"I don't want to do it", Durant said to The Athletic. "They play hard. We laugh a lot. It's unfortunate. Hopefully, it'll clear up in the next couple days". As of Thursday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets have come in on the Clippers. The Greek Freek is scoring 28.7 points per game, and grabbing 10 rebounds per game. Denver is 3-11 on the road vs. (Which just so happened to be the first game Chris Paul played with the Clippers). The Warriors next matchup is against the Bucks in Milwaukee tomorrow night, followed by a trip to Toronto on Saturday.