"Let us play basketball, that's all I ask". The Spurs earned a victory in the last meeting between these two teams on November 18.
Durant had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 26 points and the Warriors ran away in the second and third quarters to rout the San Antonio Spurs 141-102 on Wednesday night. Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins scored 15 points in his eighth game since returning from a almost year-long absence recovering from surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon. San Antonio is 5-3 in games decided by less than four points.
Stephen Curry had 19 points, DeMarcus Cousins 15, Andre Iguodala 11 and Kevon Looney 10 for Golden State, which accumulated 42 assists, the most by the Warriors this season.
The Warriors played a tribute video of Smith's contributions toward the fight against racism and injustice and presented the trailblazer with a Warriors' jersey: No. 68, to commemorate the year of his then-controversial silent protest, which Smith refers to as "a cry for freedom". "No, I don't feel like talking".
Kevin Durant: What did the Warriors star say to the press? He directly targeted The Athletic's Ethan Strauss regarding his article about the two-time National Basketball Association champion's "presumed exit" from the Warriors this summer. "You got a dude, Ethan Strauss, who comes in here and just gives his whole opinion on stuff and makes it seem like it's coming from me".
After the game, Durant spoke to the media for the first time in over a week and made his anger known to reporters. "And he just walks around here, don't talk to nobody, just walk in here and survey and write something like that, and now you gotta pile on me because I don't wanna talk to y'all about that". "So when I don't say nothing, it's a problem. Come on man, grow up". "Do not 'shut up and dribble, ' but understand what you are doing". Tell me, is that going to help do my job better?