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Durant stars as Warriors rout Clippers

Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors talks to Kevin Durant during their pre-season game against the Los Angeles Clippers on October 4, 2016 in Oakland, California © Getty/AFP / Ezra Shaw

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, Oct 5 – Kevin Durant scored 21 points on his home debut as the Golden State Warriors demolished the Los Angeles Clippers 120-75 in a pre-season game.

Durant, who joined the already powerful Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder in July, made a trio of three pointers in a one-sided encounter.

Klay Thompson top scored for the Warriors with 30 points while reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry chipped in with 14 points at the Oracle Arena.

The Warriors opened up a 20-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Their lead had stretched to 102-51 by the start of the fourth quarter, an ominous warning to the rest of the league as the new season looms closer.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave more than 20 minutes of game time each to Curry, Durant, Draymond Green and Thompson before resting the all-star quartet.

Thompson reached his 30-point haul with only 14 shots but the biggest roar of the night was reserved for Durant, who opened the scoring early on with a three-pointer before later leaving the game to a standing ovation.