The Golden State Warriors enjoyed a few laughs at Klay Thompson's expense, hanging a No. 77 jersey in his locker in honor of him being left off the NBA's 75th anniversary team.
Stephen Curry started Thursday night's game 10-for-10 from the field and finished with 45 points, including a pair of long 3-pointers in the final two minutes that buried the Clippers in a 115-113 win.
The NBA's anniversary celebration has been highlighted by a revamped list of the game's most revered legends.
Stephen Curry tore apart the Los Angeles Clippers for 45 points, and social media had much to say about his sensational night.
— Stephen Curry raised his arms, waved to acknowledge the adoring fans as shot after shot dropped through the net and screamed in celebration — no trash about it.
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With Steph Curry's shot not falling the way it usually does, the Warriors' bench stepped up and took down the Lakers in Tuesday night's season opener.
Russell Westbrook struggled in a losing effort in his Lakers debut. And the Eastern Conference semifinals rematch did not disappoint, with Milwaukee picking up where it left off -- winning.
— Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Warriors veteran forward Draymond Green offered an honest assessment of his team prior to Tuesday's regular-season opener, saying he thinks Golden State "could be very good" but still has "ways to go" to become championship caliber.
Though 32-year-old veteran Serge Ibaka recently progressed to full 5-on-5 drills during practice, he will not be available when the Clippers open the season Thursday against the Warriors.
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