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Klay bothered by criticism of Warriors? 'I don't really read people's opinions'

Klay bothered by criticism of Warriors? 'I don't really read people's opinions'

The Warriors went 7-10 over their final 17 regular season games.

They dropped the finale in Utah by 40.

Following the loss in Indiana, Steve Kerr said the Warriors didn't care.

Was Klay Thompson bothered by the "The Warriors are lazy" narrative?

"No, because I don't listen to them to be be honest," Klay told reporters after practice on Sunday. "It didn't bother me at all. I didn't even know that until you told me.

"I do read the paper, but I read the box score mainly. I don't really read people's opinions. I know what to think myself."

Since it's clear that Klay isn't reading this, finally I have the opportunity to talk about how the four-time All-Star isn't good at basketball.

In fact, his jump shot is ugly.

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Kidding.

Klay was awesome in Game 1 -- scoring a game-high 27 points on just 13 shots.

"Klay's not gonna go 11-for-13 again, but he might go 12-for-13," Steve Kerr joked on Sunday. "He's smarter than he's even been. He's seen everything. I think he's comfortable playing with KD and Steph...

"He's right in his prime physically, mentally. He's at his best."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Warriors one win away from playing Pelicans in Western Conference Semifinals

Warriors one win away from playing Pelicans in Western Conference Semifinals

SAN ANTONIO -- The Warriors are one win away from advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals, and if they get there the New Orleans Pelicans will be waiting.

The Pelicans on Saturday became the first NBA team advance this postseason when they completed a sweep of Portland with a 131-123 win in Game 4 in New Orleans.

New Orleans entered the postseason as a No. 6 seed, while the Trail Blazers were the 3-seed and had earned homecourt advantage.

The Warriors have a 3-0 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs. The teams meet in Game 4 Sunday afternoon.

Should the Warriors close out the series, they would open against the Pelicans next weekend at Oracle Arena.

Steph Curry looks solid in return to Warriors practice with no sign of setback

Steph Curry looks solid in return to Warriors practice with no sign of setback

SAN ANTONIO -- Stephen Curry returned to practice Saturday, but there will be no miracle Sunday when the Warriors meet the Spurs in Game 4 of their first-round series.

“He’s coming along well,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “But don’t expect him to be Willis Reed tomorrow.”

The Willis Reed reference dates back to the 1970 NBA Finals, when the Knicks center came limping onto the court for Game 7, despite a torn muscle in his right thigh, provided an emotional lift that gave New York the victory.

Curry has missed the last four weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee. The Warriors were pleased to have him back on the court for non-contact drills. He completed those drills along with his teammates, without any sign of a setback.

“From his movements, he looked good to me,” Kevin Durant said.

“He was really shooting the ball well and moving around well,” assistant coach Ron Adams said. “I don’t know how he’s feeling internally, but I like his attitude about this. He’s positive and upbeat and it rubs off on the other guys.”

Curry is scheduled to be re-evaluated next weekend, after which his status will be updated.

Though both Shaun Livingston and Durant rolled their left ankles in Game 3, participated in practice. Durant is not on the injury report and Livingston is listed as probable.