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Kevin Durant explains origin of burner account and why he created it

Kevin Durant explains origin of burner account and why he created it

Over the years, Kevin Durant has gotten himself into some trouble on social media.

Arguably his biggest snafu came in Sept. 2017 when he got "caught" defending himself on Twitter by using his verified personal account when he meant to use his "burner" account.

On the most recent episode of The Boardroom, Durant explained the origin of his burner.

"I wasn't used to that much of attention from playing basketball. I wanted a place where I could talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversations or mixing my words or taking everything out of context. I enjoyed that place.

"I had an Instagram account that I just used for my friends and family. It was a cool place for me to just be me instead of worrying about Bleacher Report or Barstool ... I guess I tried to live a normal life out in the public, I guess."

On a day-to-day basis, Durant is way more active on Instagram than Twitter.

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At least, when it comes to his verified account that is...

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Warriors takeaways: What we learned from Warriors' tough loss to Spurs

Warriors takeaways: What we learned from Warriors' tough loss to Spurs

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SAN ANTONIO - Following back-to-back solid performances against Houston and Oklahoma City, the Warriors couldn't find their shot in a 111-105 loss to the Spurs on Monday night. 

Despite a late run to get within four points with two minutes left, a late flurry from DeMar DeRozan sealed the win for San Antonio. 

The loss snaps a two-game winning streak, and with a road game against Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, makes the reality of a 2-2 trip all the more possible

Here are three takeaways from the game. 

No 'Splash' from the Brothers

In a game that begged for offense, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson had a hard time providing it. 

Curry finished with 25 points on 9-of-25 from the field, missing a number of shots down the stretch that could have kept the Warriors in the game.

[WATCH: Curry banks in buzzer-beater]

Meanwhile, Thompson, who came into Monday night rolling, made just five of his 18 shots on the night. 

Entering Monday evening, Thompson had been averaging 30 points on 50 percent from the field over his last four games. A good shooting performance from Klay would have helped the Warriors' cause. 

Andrew Bogut's return

After being summoned due to DeMarcus Cousins' sore right ankle, Bogut started his second tour of duty in Golden State in an appropriate fashion, committing an offensive foul after setting an illegal screen to free up Curry. 

Following the foul, Bogut gave the Warriors solid play, finishing with seven points, seven rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes. 

The offense seemed to flow well when Bogut was on the floor, giving a glimpse of what the Warriors can expect if Bogut can recapture his play from his previous tenure in the Bay Area. 

Warriors couldn't stop fouling

The Warriors needed to be disciplined on Monday, but they committed 20 fouls on the night, including a momentum-stopping foul from Kevin Durant on Marco Belinelli in the fourth quarter that led to a four-point play. 

For a team that's trying to turn the tide on a subpar second half of the season, unnecessary fouls aren't conducive to that goal.

Watch Andrew Bogut make return to Warriors and make immediate impact

Watch Andrew Bogut make return to Warriors and make immediate impact

Who doesn’t love some nostalgia?

Andrew Bogut officially is back on the Dubs and his return was felt instantly … kind of

Bogut, who hasn't played for the Warriors since 2016, got the last-minute start with Boogie Cousins on the shelf for Monday night’s game vs. San Antonio.

He won the tip and instantly got charged for an illegal screen (in typical Bogut fashion).

About a minute later, Bogut *actually* made an impact with a nice alley-oop from Steph.

And again …

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Ahh, just like the old days.