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Final Score: Warriors barely win 137-90 vs Hornets; Cousins ejected

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The champs bounced back from being shafted in Minnesota by reminding the planet what happens when you make the Golden Empire angry

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors momentarily flicked on the playoff switch against the Charlotte Hornets and won 137-90.

Stephen Curry led the champs with 25 points, while his fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson added 24 of his own. Quinn Cook poured in 21 off of the bench as the Dubs did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, against a Hornets team fighting for their playoff lives. It’s probably a wrap for that, Charlotte.

First Half

The champs proceeded to flex on the Hornets with impunity, with three players scoring at least 13 points in the first half. Curry had 16, Thompson scored 15, and Quinn Cook dropped 13 off of the bench after two quarters. Cook was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, 3-of-3 from downtown, and looked like somebody who could be an asset in the playoffs coming up.

On the flip side, the Hornets looked like a team that isn’t gonna make the playoffs. Their hero Kemba Walker was 4-of-12 in the first half for 9 points. Backup center Willy Hernangomez erupted for 18 points, and even somehow got DeMarcus Cousins ejected on a flagrant-2 foul.

WHAT A TERRIBLE CALL. The only way to make this right would be by to rip the souls out of Charlotte’s basketball team.

Warriors 71, Hornets 49

Second Half

Let’s just fast forward through this bloodbath, shall we?

The Warriors finished shooting 60% from the field, 63% from downtown. DAMN. Who’s next?!

The champs face the Denver Nuggets in Oakland Tuesday for a chance to pretty much lock up that #1 seed. Should be a good one!