Kevin Durant Doesn't Need Recruitment, Appreciation From Warriors

Lynette Rowe
October 21, 2018

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.

George scored 13 points in the first 3:56 of the third period, leading a 21-10 Thunder flurry that produced Oklahoma City's first lead of the game at 67-66.

"I don't think I'll ever be at a point where it's kind of a "blah" moment when you're receiving a ring and seeing a banner come down and seeing all those trophies".

"It's special", Curry said about ring night after the game.

The Warriors were 34-47-1 against the spread previous year, putting bookmakers in the unenviable position of having to continue to put massive spreads up for a team that clearly wasn't invested in covering.

Cleveland edged Boston in the opening game before Houston ruined Golden State's championship ring celebration with a victory over the Warriors in the nightcap. Obviously, we're still trying to go for more.

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"That's just kind of part of the beast of playing as many games as we have over the last four years and looking to try to repeat that this year".

"I was really encouraged and pleased with the way we came out in the third quarter", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

The matchups this time in the doubleheader Tuesday night on TNT feature the Celtics hosting Philadelphia, and the Warriors welcoming Oklahoma City. He roasted Al Horford. The unveiling of another championship banner was the grand finale before the regular-season opener, but that wasn't the most fantastic part of the night. Rather than talk about the struggle to win a third straight title - something no team has done in almost 20 years, and something that has only happened five times in National Basketball Association history - they have discussed the joy of competing.

They could be without Steven Adams due to lower back stiffness, too.

Durant was the last player introduced during the Warriors' ring ceremony.

The top of each ring is reversible, allowing the wearer to decide whether to display 74 blue sapphires or 74 white diamonds. Curry even made sure Director of Team Operations, Eric Housen, got his moment in the spotlight. It's the second straight season he has averaged a triple-double.

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