When Kevin Durant announced his decision to leave the OKC Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in the summer of 2016, people immediately marked them as the team to beat.
The sellout crowd frequently shook Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the fourth quarter.
Golden state on the road without a chance lost to "Indiana".
So what did the Pacers do?
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant found himself in a bit of a disconnect with his head coach after Thursday's game against the Indiana Pacers. It was something he looked forward to.
"I thought our guys responded to the challenge of the things we needed to do defensively", said McMillan.
"Yeah, I'm mad. I'm embarrassed, I'm embarrassed". I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding, but the playoffs start next week. "Pathetic effort", said Kerr, who picked up a technical foul in the contest. IN went on to win by 20-points, 126-106.
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Tributes to darts champion Eric Bristow who owned Collier Row pub
He was one of the players involved in the creation of the breakaway WDC (later PDC) after darts' split in 1992. He retired from competitive darts in 2007 and worked as a commentator and pundit on Sky Sports darts coverage.
Indiana's offense was impressive throughout.
Sure, the Pacers did all that against a team missing Curry, but that's something Golden State must solve. About a minute later, Cory Joseph made a 3-pointer from the left wing, and the Pacers were ahead by 17.
"We defended at a high level and any time we do that, we will be successful", Oladipo said. But they only led by one, 27-26, heading into the second. Indiana's lead was 61-52 at halftime. Bogdanovic scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first half.
Allen Crabbe scored 25 points and hit two three-pointers in the closing minutes to seal a 119-111 Brooklyn Nets win at the playoff-bound Milwaukee Bucks. "We cared. Over the last few games, we cared".
"They played better basketball than us", Durant added.
The second quarter was just a teaser for a dominant third quarter. They are trailing both the Cavs (49-30) and 76ers (48-30) with just 3 games remaining in the regular season.
IN pulled out to a 52-42 lead late in the second quarter, made it 62-51 at halftime and led by 21 during the third quarter before Golden State opened the fourth with 10 straight points to cut the deficit to 97-87. Oladipo had two other steals during the IN push, the last resulting IN a dunk that had the Fieldhouse crowd IN ecstasy.
Last June, the Golden State Warriors became NBA Champs for the second time in three years, but unlike the first time around, the majority of the team did not like who was in office and most had no intentions of visiting the White House.