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Golden slumber: Warriors open with a resounding thud

After losing just nine regular-season games in 2015-16, the Warriors with newcomer Kevin Durant were denied by the Spurs on opening night.

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These Warriors have some imperfections

The Warriors looked all right when their "Big 4" was on the court, but the results were disastrous when any one of them was out of the game.

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NBA season preview for 2016-17

After a record 73 wins, the Warriors could only watch as LeBron James and the Cavs staged an epic Finals comeback, ending a 52-year Cleveland title drought. So what has changed? Kevin Durant.

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Full list of 2017 NBA title odds

The Golden State Warriors are priced at 2-3 to win the NBA title, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Lillard sinks big three to put game away

Damian Lillard drains a big 3-pointer in the final minute, part of a 39-point performance in the Blazers' win over the Jazz.


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Derrick Rose says he's still getting acclimated to the triangle at this point: "I got to find a way. There's no way around it. I got to find a way, and I'm going to find a way. That's what being great is all about."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The guard cutting to the corner is one aspect of the triangle that Derrick Rose says he needs to get acclimated to: "As the point guard, that's tough sometimes going all the way to the corner and kind of waiting to see what they're going to do on the initial side of the triangle. You have to wait for the ball to come back to you."

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr: "I think our guys were embarrassed (by the performance) tonight. I know I was."

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Spurs come away with a 29-point win over the Warriors. According to Elias, only one team has ever lost a season opener by 20 or more points and then bounced back to win the NBA title. That was the St. Louis Hawks who were blown out by Bill Russell's Celtics on opening night in 1957 before then beating the Celtics later that year in the NBA Finals.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors fans have had enough, and head for the exits.