The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren't totally surprised by their poor first half.
“It's kind of what we expected,” Coach Steve Kerr said Thursday night. “I don't know I expected to be down 16 at the half, but I knew that they would come out and give us a hell of a fight.”
Early on, yes, but the Warriors ended up winning easily.
Behind Kevin Durant, who had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, the Warriors turned an ugly start into an easy finish in a 117-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at Brooklyn.
Klay Thompson scored 23 points for the Warriors, who opened a...