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Kevin Durant notes Warriors ‘still a damn good team’

Despite dropping four of their last 10 games in their recent pre-All-Star stretch, the Golden State Warriors aren’t panicking or anywhere near a red-code alert in their veteran locker room.

Sure, the team hasn’t been the dominant force they have accustomed the league to seeing — storming past teams and separating themselves from the competition for the past three seasons — but Kevin Durant is not pressing the panic button yet.

Head coach Steve Kerr has been intent on solving the team’s first-quarter woes, often finding themselves trailing and waiting for an explosive third or fourth quarter to get them back in the game.

“All the issues? We got 44 wins,” Durant said, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “There are some certain schemes and ways to get into our offense, pick-and-roll coverages that we talked about needing to be better at. But we’re still a good team now.”

“I know it’s not the Warriors of the last few years, record-wise, but we’re a damn good team. I’m not going to sit here and let anyone say we were struggling or hang our heads because we lost a few. We’re still a damn good team.”

Yet Golden State remains aware than they fell short to the Portland Trail Blazers despite a furious 50-point barrage by Durant, making them much vulnerable when they trail by double digits, as they did in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at the Moda Center.

“We know our flaws,” Kerr said. “We know where we’ve been failing and we know what we need to do to get things going again.”

The Warriors have one of the easiest remaining schedules in the league with only 24 games to go in the season — something that will help them keep healthy bodies and take advantage in hopes to push for a No. 1 seed.