Warriors' Andre Iguodala out for season opener vs. Rockets

5 issues the Warriors could face in 2017

In advance of the Warriors' season opener on Tuesday, Durant reflected on the memorable shot in speaking with Chris Haynes of ESPN and the reigning NBA Finals MVP indicated that it was no fluke that he was able to convert from that particular spot.

The Warriors responded to the December loss to the Rockets with three wins by a total of 33 points.

"Coach (Steve Kerr) has challenged us to focus on the details in how we can get better from past year", Warriors star Stephen Curry noted on the eve of the season.

The Warriors enter this season with enough support to continue their level of dominance, after posting the highest winning percentage (94.1) in league history on their way to the 2017 National Basketball Association title. But we're a damn good defensive team too.

The Warriors shouldn't miss a beat after winning the National Basketball Association title last year for the second time in three years. Recently, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said neither team could stop the other, saying: "You're not gonna stop them".

Although their forwards remain suspect, it's one of the most talented backcourts that the National Basketball Association has seen in some time - and it will have to play up to its full potential to compete with Golden State.

Matched up nearly exclusively with Thompson, Harden compiled a pair of triple-doubles in the four matchups last season, but he was harassed into 23-for-73 shooting (31.5 percent), including 5-for-34 (14.7 percent) on 3-pointer, while totaling more turnovers (26) than shots made (23).

The Warriors also announced that Omri Casspi will be available to play in their season opener, which could be an option off the bench to relieve Kevin Durant.

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