And Twitter Goes Wild: Spurs Spoil Kevin Durant's Debut, Smash Warriors By 29
Kevin Durant made his much anticipated Golden State Warrior debut Tuesday night at Oracle Arena (Oct. 25). It didn't go as planned, as the San Antonio Spurs spoiled the big night, throttling the Warriors 129-100. Kawhi Leonard dropped a career high 35 points and LaMarcus Aldridge poured in 26 of his own, as this game was over by half-time.
Russell Westbrook reaction to Warriors losing by 29 in the season opener pic.twitter.com/8qp6PUTSyM
— Gento (@YMDgento) October 26, 2016
"We got punched in the mouth," said Draymond Green who added 18 points and 12 rebounds. "I don't know if it was quite a bad thing for us."
KD played well, putting up 27 points of his own, but did not look in sync with his teammates such as Steph Curry, who had a solid night himself with 26. Something just looked off with this team. It's going to take some time here to figure things out for the Warriors. Let's give the Spurs credit though, that is no slouch of a team over there, after winning 67 games last season.
248 days until Kevin Durant can opt out of his contract.
— Roberto Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 26, 2016
"It's a nice little slap in the face," said M.V.P. Curry. "First game you want to come out and protect your home court and have the energy of the home opener live throughout the game. We didn't do anything to let that happen."
Kevin Durant: "We can't overreact but we can't let these games pile up." pic.twitter.com/TgpWRAOVuT
— CSN Warriors News (@CSNWarriors) October 26, 2016
Social media has been waiting all summer for this moment, as the Warriors were dealt a rare blowout loss at home. The memes and posts did not disappoint. Check out the gallery of the best reactions above, in addition to highlights from the game below.
The Cavs and Warriors put up some dope banners in their arenas!! pic.twitter.com/4cC4UH7M8P
— WORLD STAR FANS (@WorIdStarComedy) October 26, 2016