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Warriors Wonder: Kevin Durant couldn’t do it by himself vs Toronto

KD’s 30 points couldn’t get the Warriors the win, but it won him the Warriors Wonder.

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors came into Oracle Arena and handed every member of the Golden State Warriors organization an “L” as an early Christmas gift. While most of the Dubs received the loss in a daze, Kevin Durant was up to the challenge early.

The reigning, back-to-back Finals MVP shot 13-of-22 from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range, netting a game-high 30 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the losing effort. That effort including baptizing a former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, Serge Ibaka.

Durant even did this despite several high velocity collisions that had him temporarily limping and nursing various body parts like his elbow and groin. What a hero! Sigh, he averaged 40 points per game against Toronto this season and still watched the Warriors get swept.

Poll

Who was the Warriors wonder in that trash game vs the Raptors?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Kevin Durant
    (76 votes)
  • 14%
    I’m a Kevin Durant hater and don’t want him to get the shine
    (13 votes)
89 votes total Vote Now

The Golden Sidekick Nominees

  • Quinn Cook scored 13 of the Dubs’ 20 bench points and seemed to have the hot hand early on. He finished 6-of-9 shooting from the field in 13 minutes and was generally a positive force on what was a rough night for his teammates.
  • Alfonzo McKinnie continues to show he can be a productive player, knocking down 3-of-4 shots from the field and blocking 2 shots.
  • Jordan Bell had 5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in his own right.

Poll

Who was the Golden Sidekick in the loss to Toronto?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Quinn Cook
    (40 votes)
  • 21%
    Alfonzo McKinnie
    (16 votes)
  • 20%
    Jordan Bell
    (15 votes)
  • 4%
    Other
    (3 votes)
74 votes total Vote Now