Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs in Game 1

Warriors more concerned with playing well than taking night off against the Jazz

Warriors more concerned with playing well than taking night off against the Jazz

Many took to Twitter to comment on Leonard's absence from the playoff game as the Spurs were decimated by the Warriors.

The Golden State Warriors had something to prove all right: Oh yes, they plan to stay on top in these playoffs despite a disappointing finish to the regular season.

The Warriors couldn't afford to stay locked into the season-ending fog that turned coach Steve Kerr's hair a lighter shade of gray and created the perception of a fat, too-satisfied victor of two championships in three years.

Getty Quinn Cook is filling in for Steph Curry in the Warriors starting lineup. Even if he were fully healthy, they would likely ease him back into the fold. When informed of Kerr's comments in the locker room however, Durant, who finished with team highs in points (27) and assists (seven), expressed disagreement. I know they will make adjustments Monday but we were able to clog the lane and get back to shooters, and Andre initiates that at the point guard position.

"We know what we're capable of", he said.

"You can't win in this league in the playoffs unless you defend, and they defended tonight. The bottom line is that they played much better than us". "They were more aggressive than us". Their opponents in this contest, the Golden State Warriors, have been extremely solid this season despite dealing with a variety of key injuries throughout the season.

Curry suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee on March 23 and missed the final 10 games of the regular season.

In a separate interview with Anthony Slater of The Athletic Durant said: "I just feel like there was so much movement in our lineups". Just a weird finish to the season.

At long last, the National Basketball Association playoffs are finally upon us. The Warriors shed the disinterested, coasting skin they had worn for weeks and came out playing with the passion - and playing with the flair, having fun - we have come to expect from them. I think a lot of people tend to forget what we're capable of.

"We've got a chance", said LeBron James, who will be seeking his eighth straight trip to the finals. "Aldridge has played more of the season at center than power forward, and the 6'11" big man will be a challenge for the Warriors regardless of who draws him as their primary defensive assignment. Of course, this comes on the heels of averaging 69 wins per season over the past three years. Over the last month, Cook has had his share of breakout performances notching five games with 20 or more points. "We know what it takes this time of year in order to win".

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