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Kevin Durant staying mum on DeMarcus Cousins' PUMA vs. Nike wisecrack

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Kevin Durant staying mum on DeMarcus Cousins' PUMA vs. Nike wisecrack

With just under 6:40 left in the second quarter Monday night, Kevin Durant's left shoe slipped off his foot, and he fell to the ground.

Warriors teammate DeMarcus Cousins -- who had a headset on as he joined Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett on the NBC Sports Bay Area preseason broadcast -- used it as an opportunity.

"That wouldn't have happened in the PUMAs," Cousins joked. "That wouldn't have happened in PUMAs. PUMA life, baby."

[REWIND: Kevin Durant provides explanation for why his shoe repeatedly falls off]

So, did Cousins tell Durant about his TV comments?

"Yeah, man," Durant told reporters as he smiled and shook his head. "I ain't gonna tell ya'll what Boogie said to me in the locker room about my shoes.

"He got a contract he just signed, so I'll let him make it tonight."

So why did Cousins take a friendly jab? On Oct. 4, the big man signed a multiyear shoe deal with PUMA. Nike -- which pays Durant nearly $30 million annually -- has until Oct. 14 to match Cousins' offer from PUMA.

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

'Game of Thrones' series finale did not impress Warriors coach Steve Kerr

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'Game of Thrones' series finale did not impress Warriors coach Steve Kerr

More than 19 million people watched the "Game of Thrones" season finale Sunday night. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was one of them.

Safe to say, he wasn't impressed:

Well, that's likely not the lengthiest episode review you've encountered thus far, but to be fair, Kerr's evaluation was given less than two hours before Golden State attempted to complete the series sweep of Portland in the Western Conference finals. Perhaps he'll expound further at a later occasion.

While they're not dragons, Kerr is a little preoccupied with a couple of human flamethrowers at the moment.

The better question is: What did he think of "Barry"?

Warriors' Andre Iguodala out for Game 4 vs. Blazers with left leg soreness

Warriors' Andre Iguodala out for Game 4 vs. Blazers with left leg soreness

The expected became a reality in Portland on Monday.

After leaving Game 3 of the Western Conference finals with soreness in his Achilles region, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will not play in Game 4 at Moda Center on Monday night, head coach Steve Kerr announced.

Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reports that Alfonzo McKinnie will start in place of Iguodala.

Iguodala had an MRI on Sunday that came back "clean," but the two-time defending NBA champions don't want to risk losing the forward for an extended period of time.

[RELATED: Steph not worried Iguodala's injury could derail NBA title hopes]

The Warriors holding a three-games-to-none series likely plays a role in Iguodala sitting Monday. Had the Dubs not erased double-digit deficits in Games 2 and 3, he likely would tough it out. 

But with a fifth straight NBA Finals appearance looking like a sure thing, the Warriors are choosing to rest the 2015 NBA Finals MVP so that he is ready to go when the lights are brightest.