The Golden State Warriors have been without Kevin Durant for three full games and have won every game without Durant on the floor.
As such, the national narrative shifted to "the Warriors are better without Kevin Durant." Of course, having one of the best players in the NBA on the bench doesn't make any team better and that includes the Warriors.
However, Steph Curry's brother, Seth, suggested Golden State is more difficult to guard without KD on the court.
"They move around faster when [Kevin Durant's] not out there. They're definitely not a better team, but they're harder to guard," Curry said after Game 2.
Durant responded to Curry's comments with a two-word answer: "Hell no," Durant commented on Instagram.
While the Warriors aren't better without Durant, they certainly play a different brand of basketball.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson play more freely with the increased spacing and have shown they're capable of leading the team while Durant sits out with a calf injury.
Golden State holds a 2-0 lead in the series as the Warriors and Trail Blazers shift to Portland for the next two games.
Game 3 between the Warriors and Trail Blazers tips off on Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.