Curry guides Warriors past Thunder in opener

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If he wants to play hero ball in the clutch, he is definitely not as good an option as Kevin Durant or Stephen Curry or objectively Klay Thompson. Curry scored 19 points in the first half, helping the Warriors seize a 57-47 half-time edge, but the Thunder opened the third quarter with a 22-9 run to seize their first lead at 69-66, German guard Dennis Schroder sinking the go-ahead 3-pointer for Oklahoma City.

I think that last year was the year to beat the Warriors out West.

Personnel from the Clippers are expected to attend a high number of Warriors games this season, sources said. "We need a couple more weeks".

2017-18: Played exhausted and uninspired basketball, barely dragging through an injury-plagued and malaise-filled regular season, only to romp through the first two rounds, come back from down 3-2 to the Rockets when - you guessed it - injuries struck, then they completely annihilated the Cavaliers.

"We're kind of reminiscing the journey in those little moments".

The Thunder were without star guard Russell Westbrook, who has not been cleared to return after undergoing arthroscopic right knee surgery last month.

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So, with game on in the books, and game two on the not too distant horizon, let's take a look at a few observations from that opening night win over the Oklahoma City Thunder...

"I was really encouraged and pleased with the way we came out in the third quarter", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Al Horford had nine points and five blocks.

These teams met in a season opener for the first time - though the Warriors won on the road against the Seattle SuperSonics in 1983.

This season's team will split the difference between last season's "Ugh, do we have to?" campaign and the 2015-16 tour de force. Adams doesn't have a history of back troubles, leaving the big man likely to play through any minor discomfort on Tuesday night.

The team got reversible rings with 74 sapphries on one side of the ring.

The Warriors will be presented with their rings, before a celebratory banner is unveiled. Curry even made sure Director of Team Operations, Eric Housen, got his moment in the spotlight. For Durant, it's his second-straight crown after winning Finals MVP honors in both triumphs over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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