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Warriors didn't play with a certain attitude in Game 1, 'it's just losing sucks'

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Warriors didn't play with a certain attitude in Game 1, 'it's just losing sucks'

Game 1 vs the Spurs went very well for the Warriors.

They never trailed, led by as many as 28 points and played terrific defense.

Were they trying to send a message?

"I wouldn't say it was an attitude. It was just moreso we didn't like the way we played coming down the stretch of the season," Kevin Durant told reporters after practice on Sunday. "Draymond said it before practice -- 'losing sucks' -- and we had a taste of that, especially when guys were out.

"Guys came back and we still lost some games -- big losses. And it's just losing sucks, especially when you've tasted winning already. You don't want to go backwards.

"We just wanted to win, we wanted to play well, we wanted to play hard -- when we play hard, the rest of the game takes dictates itself."

Speaking of Draymond -- he got off a slow start offensively, but made two 3-pointers in the second half and racked up nine of his game-high 11 assists after the break.

He also had a certain "attitude" during his postgame press conference.

"A lot of people have tend to forgot what we're capable of. We know, and we're gonna show it."

Can it just be 7:30 tonight already?

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.