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Klay wasn't happy on bench during Dubs' blowout to Nets

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a Warrior that was happy with Golden State's play in their 134-117 blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

In fact, Klay Thompson's reaction from the bench in the fourth quarter sums it up quite well. 

Golden State just couldn't execute offensively against former teammate Kevin Durant and the offensive juggernauts that are the Nets. Even if they could, it might not have been enough to stop James Harden, who erupted for 19 points and a whopping 16 assists.

The Nets had six players in double digits, including Kyrie Irving with 23 and Durant with 20. 

You can't help but feel for Thompson on the sidelines. The five-time NBA All-Star is missing his second consecutive season, this time as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in November. As a result, he has been limited to a bench role once more, which is undoubtedly frustrating for the three-time NBA champion.

Obviously, Thompson would like nothing more than to be out battling with his team on the hardwood. Not being able to take on the Nets' overpowering trifecta in Durant, Harden and Irving is even more aggravating. Combine that with an overall sloppy performance by Golden State, and you have a recipe for some serious frustration.

"It was not a good night, in any facet, for us," head coach Steve Kerr said to reporters after the game. 

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Saturday's trouncing gave the Nets a 2-0 advantage over the Warriors this year. They also rolled over Golden State 125-99 on Opening Night. 

 

Still, for as frustrated as Thompson and the Warriors were, it didn't stop them from showing their former teammate some love post-game. Thompson, Steph Curry and Draymond Green all stopped and gave Durant a hug and briefly socialized after the game. 

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