Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 27: NBA player, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches a game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Horned Frogs 35-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson has no problem admitting the Thunder provide the blueprint for what he wants his team to become. "This is certainly a model," Jackson said. "They had a tough time early on, winning 20-something games and going through the process. But give this front office, ownership, coaching staff a lot of credit. They stayed through to the process. They didn't become impatient. Now they have a team that is going to be in the hunt for a long time to come." The problem for the Warriors is that they don't have a Kevin Durant or a Russell Westbrook to build around just yet, and that difference was apparent Sunday when Oklahoma City beat Golden State 119-109 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double of his career. "They have two home run hitters in their lineup," Jackson said. "Two of the best in the business at any position. That being said, they are an elit...
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