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Golden State blows out the Thunder, then holds off a mighty comeback effort to earn a needed road victory
The Golden State Warriors are starting to come together like Voltron! After spending much of the season looking a little too rudderless and out of sorts to contend for much, the Warriors are eyeballing these last games before the All-Star break as an opportunity to get right.
The Oklahoma Thunder are no pushovers, and they made Dub Nation sweat a bit in the fourth quarter. But then, the proven Warriors machine kept churning, drawing on all that historical inertia that provides such great quantities of comfort and urgency.
These early games are tough. I caught some of the action early, and was putting the plates together during what was almost an epic comeback by Thunder. I’m biased, and was distracted, but it sure did feel like the ref whistles played a non-zero role in facilitating said comeback.
But this outcome is why I try not to get too bent out of shape about the referees. If you play well enough to win, the random weird call doesn’t really matter all that much. So thank you, Golden State, for sparing me the emotions here.
The Warriors get one day off, and then a pretty tough back-to-back. But the puzzle is starting to come together. (you always start with the border, then it gets easier till the very end).