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Draymond Green's favorite Steph Curry story is from 2015, involves beer, wine

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Draymond Green's favorite Steph Curry story is from 2015, involves beer, wine

In 2015, the Warriors fell behind the Grizzlies two games to one in the Western Conference Semifinals.

"After the game, I was in my hotel room -- and I wouldn't call it sulking, but I was thinking about what I need to do better for the next game -- and he (Draymond) called and told me to come down to the BBQ spot down the street," Steph Curry explained back in May. "We had a pretty unhealthy meal and I think we had a beer, and (he) put in perspective that we're still in good shape ‚Ķ you need those type of moments where you kind of get our of your feelings a little bit, but also just keep the right perspective around winning a championship."

You probably already knew that story, and Draymond corroborated Curry's account by detailing his version of that night in Memphis to Sam Alipour of ESPN.

And then, the three-time All-Star revealed another instance when a little alcohol brought he and Curry together. It happened exactly a month after the night in Memphis.

"Then we're in Cleveland, down 2-1 in the first Finals. Steph was struggling, so I took a bottle of wine to his room," Draymond told ESPN. "So it's just me and Steph, in his room, crushing a whole bottle of wine -- and we won the next three.

"Those are the moments I'll never forget. That's my guy, man."

Not trying to pick on the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year here, but two people sharing one bottle of wine isn't exactly "crushing" it. 

Sorry, but somebody had to say it... (just having some fun, Draymond)

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Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Death, taxes and Zaza Pachulia bashing on Klay Thompson.

Those are the guarantees in life. But it's all in good fun, even on matters of the heart.

Klay recently posted a cute photo while he was in France with Laura Harrier. It was so precious, but Zaza had to ruin the moment:

"Finally somebody loves you bro," Zaza commented.

Don't worry, they're close friends and do this from time to time.

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When Klay suffered his torn left ACL, Zaza posted a sweet video on Instagram to wish him a speedy recovery -- and only because he wanted to have a dunk contest rematch. 

That's what friends are for.

Team USA's 78-game international win streak snapped with Australia loss

Team USA's 78-game international win streak snapped with Australia loss

Don't bet on the B team. 

In stunning fashion, the United States Men's National Basketball Team had their 78-game international winning streak snapped on Friday with a 98-94 loss to Australia. The loss was Team USA's first defeat in a major international tournament or exhibition since the 2006 world championship semifinals. 

With the 2019 FIBA World Cup a week away, this depleted Team USA is far from winning gold. 

Kings forward Harrison Barnes is a veteran for Team USA and scored 20 points in the loss. He was Team USA's second-leading scorer behind Celtics point guard Kemba Walker, who dropped 22. Barnes also led Team USA with six rebounds and made three of his five 3-point attempts. 

Team USA, led by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Warriors coach Steve Kerr, had no answer for Australia's pesky point guard Patty Mills. The longtime Spurs guard, who Popovich is well acquainted with, scored a game-high 30 points and drained four shots from beyond the arc. 

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"As I told you all after the last game, Patty's a pain,'' Popovich told reporters. 

Team USA's next tune-up before the World Cup comes Monday in Sydney, Australia against Canada.