During his five games back, the Warriors would become unstoppable once again. But the very next day, Curry would dismiss any concerns surrounding his ankle injury. But then Warriors forward Kevin Durant defended Toronto forward DeMar DeRozan tightly on a mid-range jumper that went off the rim.
"We were just getting lazy", coach Steve Kerr about his team's defense in the third quarter.
Randle, a Dallas native, had 23 points and 15 rebounds. They are 28-16 after starting the season off 17-13.
"I don't know what it is", Curry said. He didn't play the final 4:41 of the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul.
Fred VanVleet's three-pointer at the buzzer rounded out the scoring.
The defending National Basketball Association champions asserted dominance over the aspiring contender in the East in the fourth.
The Golden State Warriors are simply on a different level compared to the rest of the league. Serge Ibaka, returning after a one-game suspension, had 14 points.
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Djokovic has not undergone surgery, but the decision to play in Melbourne was left until the eve of the tournament. Ironically Djokovic was replaced by Andy Murray at Mubadala.
Brogdon drew the assignment of guarding Thompson for much of the evening. "I thought against Cleveland the guys believed they could beat them".
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Casey was also critical of the officiating late in the game, especially when Toronto's Jakob Poeltl was called for fouling Curry with 45 seconds remaining. They poured in 81 points on the Raptors while shooting 71 percent from the floor. They're allowing foes to shoot 38 percent from 3-point range on the year.
But the news gets better from there. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Warriors are listed as a 5-point favorite on the spread line. Blake Griffin had 11 points and nine assists as one of eight Clippers in double figures. He grew up about 10 minutes from the Bradley Center.
"I hated missing that one because I had to ignore him because I had heard him talking some trash to me on the sideline", Durant said with a chuckle. The Bucks next travel to Miami to face the Heat in the first of a two-game swing.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Totals 36-85 11-12 94. Draymond Green played a pivotal role for Golden State with 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Rebounds - GS 43 (Green 10), M 34 (Henson 8).