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Warriors vs. Thunder: Dubs take on Russell Westbrook & co. as OKC looks to end skid

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The Thunder have lost four straight games and as always will bring their petty brand of iso-ball to Oracle looking for a fight.

Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images

Kevin Durant is sick and tired of hearing your questions about his former team.

Yes, he gets it. Yes, he had a weird split from them. Yes, they f-ed up and should have kept Harden and perhaps this current Warriors dynasty would never have happened because the Thunder would have evolved with a stupid amazing core of James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and Serge Ibaka. And, yes, Westbrook is the pettiest player in the league and yes he has not “forgiven” Durant for his decision to join the Warriors.

Durant doesn’t care. What is now is now, and everything else is just stupid mid-season noise.

[via ESPN]

“I got a question: Why do you care so much?” the 2017 Finals MVP said when a reporter asked him if he talks to former teammates when they touch down in the Bay Area.

He acknowledged that there are a lot of players on the current Thunder roster who weren’t there when Durant called Oklahoma City home.

[...]

“Yeah, because it’s not even about the game,” he said. “It’s about the personal s---. We can talk about basketball for a second if y’all want.”

So here we are. The Thunder are owners of a four game losing streak, most recently losing to the Lakers (lol). They employ a washed up Carmelo Anthony, a probably-leaving-after-this-season Paul George, and an I’m-so-angry-all-the-time-I-can’t-even-make-layups-sometimes-because-I’m-out-of-control Westbrook.

For more Thunder bashing, I recommend our most recent episode of Golden State of Mindcast:

Regardless, tonight’s game does mean something to both teams. The Warriors are — in Steve Kerr’s words — “fried” heading into All-Star weekend. The Thunder have been sliding in the standings. As I mentioned, they’ve lost four games in a row.

You know Russ is going to bring it against his former teammate, even if Durant doesn’t have to worry about him any longer.

What do you guys think? How does this play out? We’ll find out shortly. Game tips at 7:30pm PST.