HOUSTON -- As pitiful as the Warriors played Thursday night, Kevin Durant walked over to the area designated for postgame interviews and engaged in the gory details.
He was cordial and accommodating, spending a full two minutes carefully analyzing the game and crediting the Houston Rockets’ performance in walloping the Warriors 107-86 at Toyota Center.
But when questioned about his relationship with teammate Draymond Green, Durant’s face turned stony and his voice blunt.
“Don’t ask me about that again,” he said.
Durant said it as if he meant every single word, all six. Though he shared the court with Green all night, he clearly wants no part in extending the drama that surrounded them after their heated argument late in the game against the Clippers on Monday night.
Once that subject was squashed, Durant was back to himself, explaining how Houston’s switching, along with absence of Stephen Curry, had made it difficult for the Warriors to find good looks from beyond the arc.
They shot a season-worst 4 of 18 from deep.
“It’s going to be tough for us to get those quick 3-pointers that we usually get off our actions,” he said. “But I thought we did a solid job of taking what the defense gives us. We’ve just got to watch film and continue to keep growing.”
Keep growing. The same seems to apply to healing the damaged relationship between Durant and Green -- if that is possible at all.