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Kevin Durant says the Thunder are "upset" they failed to take a 2-0 lead against the Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors have done things this season that no side before them had managed, to make a lasting impact on the NBA.

Starting the season 24-0 was one thing, but to then post the best regular season record ever with 73 wins and just nine losses makes a real case for the Warriors to be called the greatest team in history.

That's a huge claim. Most people would think the greatest team ever is a subjective conversation and a title that no one can truly ever own.

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After only suffering three losses at the Oracle Arena through the 2015-16 regular season and the ongoing playoffs, it wouldn't be crazy to think that any team who scores a victory over the Dubs in the Bay area would count that as a massive achievement.

However, Kevin Durant is not one of those people. The 2014 MVP feels like his Oklahoma City Thunder team should have come away with a 2-0 lead after winning the first encounter of the Western Conference Finals with the reigning NBA champions.

"We're upset," Durant, who led all scorers with 29 points in game two, said. "Guys in the locker room, we weren't happy because we only won just one game. We were upset that we didn't play well tonight and get the second one."

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game One

Durant scored 23 first half points in game two, but scored just six in the second half and committed eight of the Thunder's 15 turnovers, the most since his nine-turnover game in a loss to the Warriors back in March.

He was also powerless to stop a surging Stephen Curry in the third quarter as the unanimous MVP dropped 15 points in 118 seconds, including a four-point play at the expense of the frustrated Durant.

Ultimately, that proved to be the catalyst for the Warriors to go on and win game two, but KD isn't going to let that get to him with so much of the series left to play.

Now the Thunder welcomes Steve Kerr's troops to the Chesapeake Energy Arena for the next two games and if they can defend their homecourt, Oklahoma will find themselves in a commanding position with the NBA Finals in sight.

"We're going home, and we can't relax," Durant said. "At home you tend to let your guard down a bit because you're at home and you think you're going to win, but we've got to come out here and play. We've got to play our brand of basketball even better than what we did when we were in Oakland. It's a good opportunity for us, you've gotta take advantage of it."

The two teams will have a three-day break before resuming battle in game three on Sunday night.

Topics:
NBA
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Northwest Division
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder

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