War­riors ‘em­bar­rassed’ against Spurs

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Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs put on such a show Tues­day that they sent the loyal War­riors fans to a rare early exit. What a strange sight at Or­a­cle Arena for open­ing night and Kevin Du­rant’s War­riors de­but.

Leonard scored a ca­reer-high 35 points and the Spurs spoiled KD’s first game for the War­riors in a 129-100 rout that the hosts could hardly be­lieve had just hap­pened.

“We got punched in the mouth,” Dray­mond Green said. “I don’t know if it was quite a bad thing for us.”

Du­rant had 27 points and 10 re­bounds, while Stephen Curry had 26 points but was 3 of 10 on 3-point­ers.

“No, I didn’t see los­ing by 29 points,” coach Steve Kerr said. “I think our guys were em­bar­rassed. I know I was.”

Pel­i­cans F An­thony Davis scored 50 points, a fran­chise record for a sea­son opener, and added 16 re­bounds, seven steals, five as­sists and four blocks in his team’s 107-102 loss to the Nuggets in New Or­leans. Davis be­came the first player with at least 45 points, 15 re­bounds, five as­sists and five steals in a game since steals were first recorded in 1973-74. ... The Hawks signed PG Dennis Schroder to a four-year, $70 mil­lion ex­ten­sion with $62 mil­lion guar­an­teed, ESPN re­ported. Schroder, 23, av­er­aged 11 points and 4.4 as­sists last sea­son.

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