Kevin Durant refutes Kerr's notion that Warriors did not care

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But then Lance Stephenson hit a 27-foot three-pointer to give the Pacers a 31-30 lead-and they didn't look back.

BC-BKN-Warriors-Pacers, 1st Ld-Writethru, 788Pacers sweep season series vs Warriors with 126-106 rompAP Photo NAF102, NAF101, NAF104, SPANNAF112, NAF108, NAF109, NAF103, NAF105Eds: Pacers 126, Warriors 106. Like many teams, they play best when counted out ... just as everyone counted them out in late June after The Trade was completed. "Yeah, I'm embarrassed. I'm embarrassed".

After falling into a 21-point deficit with 7:14 left, Warriors coach Steve Kerr pulled five players, including Kevin Durant, leaving them on the bench for the rest of the game before delivering his blunt postgame assessment.

Curry has not not played since March 2nd when he injured his knee against the Atlanta Hawks, Curry has had a history of injuries especially with his ankles.

Washington led 104-87 with 7:35 remaining in the fourth quarter but coasted to the finish as LeBron James and Co. shot 73 percent in the final period, including a 32-11 run to end the game in the shocking come-from-behind win.

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Pacers: Will try to end an eight-game road losing streak at Toronto on Friday. Golden State briefly took a small lead early in the second. I mean I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding. Kerr believes the Warriors, who already have clinched the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, simply didn't care about beating the Pacers, and it showed in the heavy defeat. It's an embarrassing effort and a pathetic effort.

Durant led the visitors with 27 points, five rebounds and seven assists, however, shot 8-for-23 while Thompson finished the game with 16 points. Win two, and there's a slim chance they could move into fourth and have home-court advantage in Round 1.

". Well, maybe they are [bored]".

The reigning National Basketball Association champions (57-22) suffered their eighth loss in 14 games after losing 126-106 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse despite having the likes of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant at their disposal.

Oladipo was happy with the win but said the team has higher goals. "Hopefully, that's how we can get this started". "We just have to continue to striving for [better]".

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