The Golden State Warriors missed Kevin Durant's big presence on both ends of the court. They missed their snappy ball movement that leads to easy baskets and open 3-pointers.
The NBA's best team won anyway thanks to the Splash Brothers and their supporting cast — and locked up another playoff berth in the process.
Stephen Curry scored 27 points while Durant missed his first game of the season with a hand injury, and the Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-95 on Saturday night to clinch a playoff spot for the fifth straight season.
"That's pretty amazing, and I'm really proud of that, to be honest," Klay Thompson said. "I got here my first year, we...