Durant fired up to face former team with Warriors

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The Warriors are fresh off a blowout win against the rival Cavaliers. Now they face Kevin Durant's old team, the Thunder. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fresh off their win over LeBron James and the Cavaliers Monday, the Golden State Warriors are back in action Wednesday, facing Kevin Durant's old team, the OKC Thunder.

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The Warriors beat the Thunder when they met early this season, but they may be without one of the big four Wednesday.

Klay Thompson is questionable because of a family issue. He was in Portland earlier Wednesday and it's a matter of if he gets back in time.

As for the Thunder, Russell Westbrook is the first-half NBA MVP because he already has 20 triple doubles, more than anybody in almost 50 years. He did have his worst game of the season the last time they met the Warriors in early November.

Durant blocked his old buddy a few times. They still haven't spoken since Durant signed with the Dubs.

There was plenty of chirping from Enes Kantner and other Thunder players that seemed to fuel Durant. He finished with 39 points and tied a career high with seven three-pointers.

Is this a rivalry?

"I'm done with rivalry talk," said Draymond Green. "It's a big game tonight. You know he comes out here and gives it his all every night. We want to be there for him in situations like this where, you know, the game means a lot to him."

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It seems like Russell Westbrook is telling the entire league that Durant was holding him back, with all the triple-doubles this year. It should be an interesting match-up.
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