Yeah, I gotta tell you, I’m not really psyched to put together a bunch of paragraphs on the latest Warriors’ win — the one in Oklahoma City on Saturday night … You know, Kevin Durant’s first trip back to that place most people have never been to.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I want to talk about the Warriors-OKC game, but that’s almost exclusively what I want to talk about. The game. Not really interested in Durant’s walk to the team bus from the hotel, Draymond Green getting into it with somebody, the restaurant that said no, etc. Anyway …
The Warriors were in control the whole game against the Thunder, and wound up winning very comfortably. I can’t remember the exact score the Warriors won by right now, but I’m pretty sure it was by 15 or right around there.
Oh, real quick, before I go any further, there will be many who will be critical of Russell Westbrook, his 11 turnovers, and plenty more about his play. But Westbrook is the least of OKC’s worries. Put me in the pro-Westbrook camp. I mean, you take Westbrook off the Thunder, they’re a bad lottery team. With Westbrook, they’re 31-24 in the tough Western Conference.
It wasn’t that I didn’t find the game between the Warriors and Oklahoma City compelling — I did, in lots of different ways. But what I didn’t find compelling was the result: Another solid-to-domiant Warriors win.
Of course the Warriors won the game. They’re the better team. We knew that already. The Warriors’ are the best team in the NBA. That’s a given. But they need to be the best team in the NBA in mid-June.
Here’s another link to tonight’s “Warriors WrapUp,” and all Golden State’s postgame content on 95.7-FM The Game.