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The Warriors leaned heavily on their biggest stars to wrangle a physical win away from the Thunder. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the OKC fanbase were the stars of the night.

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant finally acquiesced and gave us the head-to-head battle that the media has been trying to sell us since August. Westbrook put up the volume-inflated numbers, but Durant ended the night as the breadwinner for the third straight meeting. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 52 to prop up Durant’s 34, and the Warriors survived Westbrook’s 47-point, 11-turnover hailstorm, 130 - 114.

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There are a lot of acceptable reactions you can have to the Utah Jazz obliterating the New Orleans Pelicans 127-94 on Wednesday. You could say, “Wow, this Jazz offense shot 55 percent with 14 made threes, which I didn’t know they could do.” Or, “Dang, I thought the Pelicans were getting better, and they didn’t even put up a fight here.” And then there’s the classic response, “JOE JOHNSON IS STILL IN THE LEAGUE!?” as you marvel at his game-high 27 points that he actually, definitely scored because he is somehow still in the league.

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