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Durant, Warriors rally for 117-101 win against Nets

The Golden State Warriors knew they would need energy and were missing the guy who often provides it, so they weren't totally surprised by their poor first half.

"It's kind of what we expected," coach Steve Kerr said. "I don't know I expected to be down 16 at the half, but I knew that they would come out and give us a hell of a fight."

The Warriors ended up winning easily.

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and Golden State turned an ugly start into an easy finish in a 117-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.

Klay Thompson added 23 points for the Warriors, who opened a three-game road trip that...