Drew Shiller

Thunder forward Markieff Morris explains why Warriors not invincible

Thunder forward Markieff Morris explains why Warriors not invincible

On Saturday night, the Warriors -- playing without Kevin Durant -- went into Oklahoma City and crushed the Thunder, 110-88.

On Monday morning, Sam Amick of The Athletic wrote a feature story on the Warriors, which included quotes that Markieff Morris provided last Thursday night after Oklahoma City's loss at Indiana.

Let's just say that the comments from the Thunder forward did not age well.

“They definitely had that air of invincibility (before); I can say that. I can honestly say they did. (But) you look around the league, and guys are getting better, guys are adjusting to their game. The style of play they play, they basically changed the NBA, so sooner than later guys are going to start to catch up with the way they’re going and they’re going to have to change.

“I think that’s what’s happening. Teams are figuring out how to play them different, and they definitely are. Even with Cousins, I think they’re a lot more beatable than they were in the past.”

Do you think Morris wants to retract his statement?

But wait. There's more.

“With an All-Star of (Cousins’) caliber at the five man spot, he’s not an Al Horford All-Star, he’s a Embiid All-Star — a guy who needs the ball and who plays with the ball, rebounds, passes, shoots, and they have a lot of those guys. Obviously they still have one of the best records in the league, but the invincibility part is not there anymore.

Not enough basketballs. There’s only one ball. No matter how you see it, it’s never going to be easy. If Steph has got it going, Klay might take the backseat.”

After delivering his best game of the season on Wednesday at the Rockets -- 27 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals -- Cousins (who will not play tonight at the Spurs) was terrific against the Thunder.

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He registered 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and zero turnovers. The four-time All-Star did stuff like this:

Do you think Morris wants to retract his statement?

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Draymond Green comments on Kevin Durant's free agency, guarantees title

Draymond Green comments on Kevin Durant's free agency, guarantees title

Draymond Green isn't sure if Kevin Durant is going to re-sign with Golden State this summer.

But the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year is sure that the Warriors are going to capture the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June.

“He’s part of it right now,” Draymond told The Athletic's Sam Amick when talking about KD's pending free agency. “Whatever happens this summer happens. Whatever the hell he do, he does. If he go, he go. If he stay, he stay.

"But while he’s here, we’re going to win another championship. It’s just that simple. Nothing else matters.”

Okie dokie.

Simple enough.

Although the Warriors have had their fair share of turmoil throughout the season, they just notched very impressive back-to-back wins at Houston and Oklahoma City. And they did it with Kevin Durant sidelined because of a sore ankle (KD will play Monday night against the Spurs).

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The Warriors enter Monday's action with a one-game lead over the Nuggets for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. It legitimately looks like they are starting to come together.

“Like I said in the beginning of the season, when the s--t happened with me and Kevin, everybody hopes that something like that would tear us apart,” Green told Amick. “But the fact of the matter is it’s not. And until somebody can come and beat us, it don’t matter.

"If I was on the other team, I’d hope some s--t like that would tear us apart too."

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DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala won't play for Warriors against Spurs

DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala won't play for Warriors against Spurs

The Warriors will be without two key players when they take the floor on Monday night in San Antonio.

DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala have been ruled out against the Spurs.

Cousins is getting an MRI on his sore right foot -- which Steve Kerr called "precautionary."

Iguodala, meanwhile, is having a tooth extracted. His status for Tuesday night's game at Minnesota is up in the air.

Andrew Bogut, who wasn't supposed to make his debut until Thursday against the Pacers, is in San Antonio and available for action.

It should be an interesting night in Texas, as the Warriors are coming off two impressive wins at Houston and Oklahoma City, while the Spurs have won eight in a row.

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