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Duke in the NBA: Quinn Cook scores season-high in Curry’s absence

Duke in the NBA: Quinn Cook scores season-high in Curry’s absence

The Warriors have a uniquely fortunate situation that perhaps no other National Basketball Association team has ever been able to claim: Their third-string point guard is so effective he'll start over the second-string point guard. That shouldn't come as a surprise, as Durant was also the featured guest during the groundbreaking ceremony past year.

"I can see a lot of points being scored here", Durant said, via ESPN's Nick Friedell.

That might have been the best thing that could happen for the Warriors though, as Thompson initiated the offense to start the game with Kevin Durant working off ball. He's still looking and staying engaged in the game and thinking the game. "That's because of the work he puts in every day".

Quinn Cook #4 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors talk with each other while there's a break in the action of the third quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff against the San Antonio Spurs at ORACLE Arena on April 14, 2018 in Oakland, California.

Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 27 points and 18 rebounds in the loss as the Bucks dropped to 9-3 on the season.

The 30-year-old made the comments during a guided tour of the Chase Center, which will be the Warriors new home from next season.

"They're a top team in the whole league playing phenomenal basketball", Harris said.

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There is no knowing when Curry will return.

A determination on the availability of Stephen Curry for the Warriors next game is versus the Los Angeles Clippers is unknown, so Cook might get another start.

"Offensively, I felt kind of weird going down in the fourth quarter and overtime because we've been blowing teams out this year", said Antetokounmpo.

It's not that Livingston isn't capable.

Don't be surprised if Cook and Livingston are on the court together at times, with Livingston at the point and Cook sliding to shooting guard, where his shooting range allow him to stretch the floor in ways Livingston does not.

"We didn't cave in on our principles", James said. He is a great bench guard and fits perfectly into the starting line-up when Curry is out. "And we want him to be aggressive".

Cook plays with a high IQ at the point guard position, as seen in his four-years at Duke. It showed Saturday night.