According to multiple reports, Golden State was incredibly disappointed in the way the Thunder treated Durant during his first trip back to Oklahoma City earlier in the 2016-17 NBA season.
Sources: Warriors feel Durant should have gotten some acknowledgement from the Thunder for his service to the team. https://t.co/nbCPPFcSwT
— ESPN (@espn) March 20, 2017
Thus, things got a tad chippy on Monday night as the two teams squared off once again in OKC despite the fact that the Warriors were playing sans Durant, who is still recovering from a knee injury.
Things get physical between the Thunder and Warriors. Shoutout to Westbrook for standing up for his rookie 💯 pic.twitter.com/h0GO9mRDZn
— BallersHype (@BallersHype) March 21, 2017
The Warriors didn’t let the schism hinder their play on the court, as they went on to comfortably defeat the Thunder by the score of 111-95.