Granted, it was a meaningless preseason game Tuesday night, but the Golden State Warriors showed why the rest of the NBA should be very afraid, as they blasted the LA Clippers 120-75.
The Dubs shot 51.4 percent from the floor, 51.7 percent from three-point range and assisted on 29 of 37 field goals.
The Clippers trailed by 51 points heading into the fourth quarter.
"I thought we showed up to play an exhibition game, and they came to play a game" – Doc Rivers postgame
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) October 5, 2016
Per the SF Chronicle:
Three days after a lackluster debut, the most hyped team in NBA history gave a capacity Oracle Arena crowd a sense of just how dominant it might be this season. […] “We got to remember, we’re literally in the first seven or eight days of this thing,” (Stephen) Curry said. “It’s going to get better.”
Despite his team’s enormous lead, head coach Steve Kerr stuck to the game plan and played his four best players 20-plus minutes. Klay Thompson needed only 14 shots to score a game-high 30 points. Rookie guard Patrick McCaw continued to impress, with seven points on 2-for-4 shooting.
But on on a night of feel-good story lines, (Kevin) Durant’s brilliance was the biggest. He exorcised any memory of his nine-point, three-turnover debut with his typical stat-stuffing line: 21 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and two blocks. His length and versatility on defense was key to L.A. shooting 32.5 percent from the field. […] “The one thing that we want to be a constant is player movement and ball movement,” forward Draymond Green said. “When you have guys like KD, Steph and Klay, it puts defenses on their heels. … It can be dangerous.”