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Kevin Durant connects with Andre Iguodala on an inbound alley-oop play

With under 2 minutes to go in the 1st half, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors wanted to make a statement that they’re more than just a 3-point shooting team.

In order to do so, Andre Iguodala completed an alley-oop pass from the baseline to Durant to also give the Warriors a 2-point lead against the Portland Trail Blazers. In an Western Conference Semifinals rematch, the Warriors continued to look like the better team. But they did get a solid fight from a Blazers squad that looks ready to take the next step.

There wasn’t much the Blazers could do, with Steph Curry dropping 35 points on 8-13 shooting from 3-point distance. Durant also had a great performacen for the Warriors, finishing with 28 points on 11-21 shooting, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and a block in around 30 minutes of action.

After losing their 1st preseason game to the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors have bounced back to win the remaining 6 games on their schedule. That includes their 107-96 victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night.

The Warriors chemistry is starting to build, with them also putting up 27 assists in their final preseason matchup. They’ll look to continue improving their ball movement on opening night, when they take on the San Antonio Spurs at 10:30 p.m. EST on Oct. 25.

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