Warriors ‘embarrassed’ against Spurs
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.”
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