As for Golden State, not only was that a big regular season win, considering it was the second night of a back-to-back, and they beat Houston, another Western Conference power, the night before, and they did it without Durant, that’s easily their biggest win of the season.

And where are all those people who couldn’t wait to bury the Warriors when Durant went down and they lost 5 of 7. I said they’d be fine then. And they are. And they’re going to get Durant back. And he’ll probably have a few games to knock the rust off and get back into the flow.

And if you lined up to kill them when they were struggling, you’re either just here to hate, or you weren’t paying attention the last three seasons. Because they were down 22, on the road, to the team with the second best record in the west. And they weren’t panicking. When they do, you can too. Until then, keep their name out your mouth because they’re still the team to beat. Still the team to beat, with Durant or without him.


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