Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs rained on the Golden State Warriors’ Opening Night parade, pounding the new-look Dubs in a 129-100 rout.
Leonard scored a career-high 35 points for the visitors.
Kevin Durant had 27 points and 10 rebounds in his Warriors debut.
Per the AP:
Leonard scored 31 points by the end of the third, LaMarcus Aldridge added 26 points and 14 rebounds and Gregg Popovich thoroughly outdid a couple of his close friends on the opposite bench in reigning NBA Coach of the Year Steve Kerr and top assistant Mike Brown.
Yes, San Antonio sent quite a message to the West. […] “If there was an outcome I wasn’t expecting, it was this one,” San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili said. “A 29-point lead against a team like them? I truly didn’t expect it.”
(Stephen) Curry, last season’s first unanimous MVP, scored 26 points but was just 3 for 10 from 3-point range. (Draymond) Green had 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, while Klay Thompson was limited to 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting. […] “It’s a nice little slap in the face,” Curry said. “First game you want to come out and protect your home court and have the energy of the home opener live throughout the game. We didn’t do anything to let that happen.”