The previous two meetings between the Thunder and the Warriors have been filled with Russell Westbrook scowls and mean-mugs.
A week away from the strenuous grind of the NBA season typically offers teams a chance to recharge physically and refocus mentally.
While the Warriors looked like the team of old on the court, it was something new on the sideline that demanded all the attention.
Facing the league's oldest guard, how fitting it was that an elderly contingent of Warriors carried Golden State to a comeback victory.
For Oklahoma City, Tuesday night was a statement game at Oracle. And that statement was, “watch out.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The constants: Death, taxes and Kyrie vs. Curry.
The Warriors took a page out of the zodiac calendar and in the year of the dog, they dogged the Minnesota Timberwolves, 126- 113.
The stage was set for Kevin Durant to have a historic night — and he did. One problem: he wasn't the only one.
The last time the Warriors faced off with the Nuggets, Golden State managed just 81 points. Monday night, they were to 64 by halftime.
After the stockings were emptied. After the presents were distributed. There was still one delivery to make on Christmas afternoon. A hand-delivered Durant "W."
The Warriors looked like anyone else returning home for the holidays: sluggish, lazy and slow to wake up. To borrow the Grizzlies' moniker — it was a grind.
Just a short trip from home, the Kings hold court in another arena as they toppled the Warriors, 110-106, Monday night in Oakland.
Without its leader, Golden State was able to rally, maintaining its winning streak and closing out a perfect four-game home stretch.
For one night, Draymond Green was the ruler of the Splash househould.
With a headlock, a ripped jersey and a couple ejections, Bradley Beal and the Wizards flipped the Warriors' switch for them.
Without the ring ceremony, it would be tough to distinguish the Warriors' season opener from the preseason.
President Barack Obama issued a statement Monday morning on the warehouse fire that claimed at least three dozen lives in Oakland on Friday night.
James McAdoo looks like the stereotypical grizzled veteran you might see in a movie. And he kind of is, on this Warriors Summer League roster.
Golden State erased fans' concerns Wednesday evening by blowing the doors off the weakened Memphis Grizzlies.