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Tyronn Lue turns to sarcasm: Warriors 'best I've ever seen'

Tyronn Lue turns to sarcasm: Warriors 'best I've ever seen'

The Warriors beat the Cavs 113-91 on Thursday night.

After the game, Tyronn Lue had the following exchange with a member of the media:

Reporter: "Obviously there's no team that's unbeatable, at the same time, you know their record right now in the postseason ... how well is this team playing? I know it's tough to answer that when you've been beaten by them somewhat soundly. How well is this team playing right now? And does that record reflect how good this team is right now?

Lue: "Yeah, they're the best I've ever seen."

Reporter: "Can you elaborate on that?"

Lue: "They're the best I've ever seen (chuckles). I mean, no team has done this, right? So 13-0 and they constantly break records every year, last year being 73-9, this year starting the playoffs 13-0. So, they're playing good basketball. But we can play better."

Kevin Durant registered 38 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and zero turnovers.

LeBron James recorded 28 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and eight turnovers.

LeBron -- your thoughts on the game?

“You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled last year that we saw in the regular season and the postseason and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that (Durant), with a great basketball IQ like that, that’s what stands out,” he told reporters. “There’s no if, ands or buts. It is what is what it is.

"We’ve got to figure out how to combat that which will be a tough challenge for us.”

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Andrew Bogut's agent had no idea center was talking to Warriors about return

Andrew Bogut's agent had no idea center was talking to Warriors about return

When rumors around Andrew Bogut's potential return to the Warriors began to circulate, many people were caught entirely off guard.

But it wasn't just fans and analysts who were surprised the 2005 No. 1 overall pick would be returning to help his former team capture another title. 

Bogut's agent apparently had no idea the veteran center and the Warriors had been discussing a return to the Bay Area.

“Funny enough, my agent didn’t even know,” Bogut told The Athletic's Ethan Strauss. “I told my agent, ‘Hey I’m talking to the Warriors,’ and he was like, ‘What the f***? Do they know I’m your agent? Why don’t they call me?’”

The 34-year-old last played for the Warriors during the 2015-16 season and has been out of the NBA since January of 2018.

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In the four games since his return to the two-time defending champions, Bogut is averaging 5.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while looking slimmer and more athletic, something he attributes to drinking more beer and having a less rigorous schedule while being back home in Australia. 

The unexpected reunion has been a success so far. Perhaps when Bogut officially hangs up his sneakers he can start a second career as an agent.

It's worked out so far.

Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffers gruesome leg injury vs. Nets

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Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffers gruesome leg injury vs. Nets

Blazers starting center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a horrible, horrible injury during Monday night's game against the Nets.

If you watched it live or have watched a replay, you know how brutal it was. If you haven't watched the video, DON'T.

Just think Gordon Hayward, Kevin Ware, Paul George and Shaun Livingston.

It was that bad.

Shortly after midnight, the Blazers announced that Nurkic suffered a compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula, and that there is no timetable for his return.

Nurkic was having a monster game at the time of the injury, dropping in 32 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Nets in double overtime, but neither matters at this point.

Losing Nurkic is another huge blow for the Blazers, who currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference. They are already playing without shooting guard CJ McCollum, who strained his popliteus muscle in his left knee.

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins was among the current and former players to send their thoughts and prayers to Nurkic.