The Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 110-106 on Saturday evening.
Although Brooklyn was missing both Kevin Durant and James Harden, the team was still able to keep it competitive thanks to the efforts of Kyrie Irving.
Irving ultimately finished with 32 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. He ended up posting 21 points in the second half alone, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the efforts of both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
After the game, Nets head coach Steve Nash put rest of the league on notice. The Warriors, as far as he is concerned, are a problem.
“Klay, how hungry do you think he is right now?” Nash said.
“Steph after their last couple years — how hungry do you think he is? I think Draymond as much as anybody’s come back this year [is] in incredible form. So they’re hungry, they’re motivated.”
It’s hard to argue with that assessment. And it seems like Irving agrees with his head coach.
Moreover, the Warriors aren’t done making improvements.
The team has been linked to at least one major deal that could dramatically alter the trajectory of its already-successful season even further.
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Whether or not it comes to fruition before February’s NBA Trade Deadline remains to be seen.
Either way, though. This present Golden State squad has the pieces necessary to compete for a title. And if they ultimately end up winning one, given what they’ve been through up to this point, it will be a story for the ages.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.