1) Warriors announce their presence with authority, rout Nets
The Golden State Warriors are elite.
Any doubts about the Warriors fast start to the season – such as “Was it just the soft early schedule?” or “Will their defense hold up against elite scorers?” – were answered emphatically Tuesday night as Draymond Green held Kevin Durant in check and Stephen Curry drained four different threes from the Nets’ center-court logo.
However, the real mark of a contender was the Warriors defense holding Durant, James Harden, and the Nets offense to under a point per possession through the meaningful part of the game. Durant went 0-of-8 shooting in the third when the Warriors pulled away.