Warriors respond with Game 2 rout over Thunder

OAKLAND – Golden State Warriors fans are nothing, if not appreciative.

They suffered through decades of disastrous basketball, yet remained among the most loyal hoops followers in all the NBA. But when your team takes the kind of turn for the better that these Warriors have in these past two seasons – taking the first title in 40 years last season, winning an unprecedented 73 regular season games as an encore – it’s only natural to become extremely uncomfortable with losing in any form, let alone a Western Conference Finals opener against the underdog Oklahoma City Thunder that they dropped on Monday.

So yes, in other words, the Bay Area sky was falling fast and furious these past few days.

But not anymore. With Game 3 in Oklahoma City on Sunday and the series now tied 1-1, it’s back to normal in these parts after the Warriors’ 118-91 win in Game 2.

This was the kind of outing that will surely lighten the local mood, with back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry turning in one of his trademark…

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