‘Warriors WrapUp’: Lots of Warriors-OKC hype but we learned nothing: GSW clearly better than Thunder; Westbrook elite but needs help; Durant’s supporting cast unprecedented

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 …

Here’s link to “Warriors WrapUp,” the postgame show on 95.7-FM The Game.

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.

Here’s what I think of Westbrook and the people who nit-pick him.

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.




About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz currently co-hosts the "Warriors WrapUp" show and "NBA This Week" on 95.7-FM The Game, the franchise's flagship station, in San Francisco. He also co-hosts the Sal and Steiny podcast.
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One Response to ‘Warriors WrapUp’: Lots of Warriors-OKC hype but we learned nothing: GSW clearly better than Thunder; Westbrook elite but needs help; Durant’s supporting cast unprecedented

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is the dumbest article…of course the warriors are better, their better than 95 percent of all NBA teams. Westbrook has a young team around him that he will have to rebuild…again. That makes him better than KD. KD flops last year because he knew he was going to the Warriors. KD is looking for an easy ring, so yeah you warriors have a starting five that can all be all stars, no team is equiped to defend that lineup, then your bench comes in and no teams bench can defend the warriors bench. Its made basketball borring to watch. I wish he would just come out and say he wants the path of least resistance for a ring…tell the truth, stop all the BS and sugar coating…nobody cares


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