It’s only preseason, but the NBA got a glimpse of just how terrifying the Golden State Warriors can be on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, one of the supposed contenders in the Western Conference. The Warriors came out and shellacked the Clippers from the start, opening up a 16-point lead after one quarter and running away in a 120-75 laugher. They led by 51 points…AFTER THREE QUARTERS!
New Warrior Kevin Durant got the scoring going with a three-pointer, and it was basically a shooting gallery after that:
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Durant played just 24 minutes, but he recorded 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. However, KD wasn’t even the high scoring man, as Klay Thompson poured in 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting in only 21 minutes. So much for sacrificing, eh?
Oh, yeah, Stephen Curry had 14 points, five assists and three steals. He also did this:
Draymond Green added eight points, nine rebounds and five assists. Golden State shot 51.4 percent overall and 15-of-29 from three. Seems pretty good.
The Clippers are obviously much better than they showed, as all their stars laid an egg (DeAndre Jordan was -51 in 22 minutes!) and Marreese Speights was the team’s best player with 14 points and five rebounds. But this was still quite the statement, even if it was just a preseason game that ultimately doesn’t mean much. If Los Angeles (or any team for that matter) doesn’t bring it during the regular season against Golden State, more blowouts of this nature will be in the cards.