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Stephen Curry Proves Injury Reports False, Kevin Durant Not Worried About Curry’s Defense, Warriors Win Crucial Game 5

After back-to-back blowout losses, the Golden State Warriors had no choice but to play their best basketball in Game 5. Their 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder keeps them alive; however, they’re anything but safe as the series shifts back to OKC for Game 6.

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“None of us want to go home,” said Klay Thompson after the win. “We’re having too much fun out there.”

The truth is, if Game 5 did anything, it exposed half of the media as liars. Stephen Curry isn’t injured. Both he and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admitted that after the Game 4 loss, and if you watched even five minutes of Thursday’s game, you could tell nothing was bothering the unanimous NBA MVP. Nonetheless, leading up to this game I heard everything from his ankle to his elbow was broken—or at least that’s the way it was portrayed.

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“I thought he looked like 91 percent,” joked Kerr after the game, throwing shade on the outlets that labeled him less than 100. “He came out and played a really good game. That’s all I can tell you. He’s going to compete every night. He had an excellent night and helped us get it done.”

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Despite Steph’s high-caliber performance, Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook laughed at the idea of the unanimous All-NBA First-Team selection being “underrated” on defense. Westbrook literally laughed after hearing that question.

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“I mean, getting steals, I don’t know if that’s a part of playing defense,” responded Durant. “He’s pretty good, but he doesn’t guard the best point guards. I think they do a good job of putting a couple of guys on Russell from [Klay] Thompson to [Andre] Iguodala, and Steph, you know, they throw him in there sometimes.

“I like our matchup with him guarding Russ.”

I smell a Game 6 storyline in the making! Westbrook has absolutely embarrassed Steph in three out of five games so far, so I don’t think head coach Billy Donovan will lose much sleep over it.

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