OAKLAND – And two days later everything was fine again. Such a thing. The Golden State Warriors will be as long as Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are every day.
Still, choking on the irritated weary Portland Trail Blazers on Friday (125-97) was the same as losing 123-95. For the Oklahoma City Thunder two nights ago, this was not the case, and as dramatic a twist As shown in the short graph, Kevin Durant explained best.
"I do not think it's just over when it's over," he said, not only overlooking his brilliant performance but also those of his colleagues when they lost their four game days. "I do not believe in fairy tales or anything like that. It will not be over until we enforce our will. We have to play with more passion and energy (and) I never believe that it will happen eventually. Well, it happened on Friday night ̵
That's almost it. It's still November, and the standard is not appropriate for most teams. Not only that, Portland had just flown in from Milwaukee after beating 43 points against the Antlered Freaks, an unreasonably hellish schedule.
The Warriors, however, used their standard, and this game was the first time they had met so extensively since the Phoenix game a month ago.
They defended with zeal and intelligence, and offensively moved the ball with keenness and thought so that the burden of the evening did not fall on Durant and Klay Thompson – though the results (63 points in the 25-of-42 shooting plus 15 rebounds between them) gave the impression.
Instead, they received an extremely useful and brash performance from Jordan Bell (who had been out of rotation), self-confident and opportunistic shooting by Quinn Cook, and notable contributions from almost everyone else. The 11 steals and 48 field goals with only 85 strokes showed how cleverly and quickly they turned the defense into an attack, and had ripped out of their fourteen days of Torpora in every conceivable way.
The Warriors are well suited for some of these games year, in which they take a break that seems to amaze them, and then dissolve in a jolt. To put it in a nutshell, they take embarrassing losses as on Wednesday as a reason for a recalibration. They have lost 19 games in the championship season – including playoffs – by 20 points or more, and their record in the following games is 16: 3.
Of course, each situation has its own unique corners and the current fight is without Curry and Green This is a difficult transition for a team that works best in tempo and distance to optimize this pace. This latest series of indifferent results has been reinforced by Green's run-in with Durant and the fight for the postseason, while the in-season is barely five weeks old. This is a degree of madness that expresses our cultural resistance to processes and processes boredom.
In other words, this looked worse because they had lost four rows and looked miserable, as if the season had decided to put a "Closed For The Winter" sign there and there.
But by Friday night, they exhorted the viewers to return to their truest and most attentive self, and finally they reacted in the same way, especially Durant, who played 37 minutes and in various rotations, including the second group, the second Quarter starts. In fact, he played the entire second quarter, scoring 14 of his 32 points and recording a plus 18 to highlight the trailblazing 35-17 period of the Warriors.
"I thought he played a brilliant game with every unit," Kerr said. "I do not think it was anything dramatic. I just believe that he played so well that he would be good in every unit he was in. "
And Durant's freedom created freedom in other places, in Thompson and in Bell and in Cook.
"We just looked that way," Kerr said. "The level of activity on both ends … it was just a really good night."
Just as the hysterics wondered if there would ever be another.