That clip is a pretty accurate representation of the entire game. The Warriors were just a step slow all night, always threatening to go on one of those 24-3 runs that swings a game but never quite getting their feet under them long enough to see it through. The Warriors were simply the second-best team on the floor, and that’s not something that should ever be said about this squad, first-game jitters or not.

Who knows how many more times this will happen to the Warriors throughout the season, so feel free to make last night’s loss as big of a deal as you want. If they lose to the Pelicans on Friday, we’ll have a parade.