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Golden State Warriors Topple New Orleans Hornets
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland, Calif. – In a sense, last year's version of the Golden State Warriors was not unlike this year's Wednesday night foe, the New Orleans Hornets. The Warriors had some young building blocks in place in guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but lacked a grizzled sort of veteran presence that could congeal the team into a playoff contender, as it solidly is now.

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