OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 34 factors to assist the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 111-ninety five on Monday night time in a heated matchup full of trash speaking, bodily play and technical fouls.
It was Golden State’s second go to to Oklahoma Metropolis since former Thunder star Kevin Durant signed a free agent contract with the rival Warriors final summer time. Durant has been out since February with a left knee damage and sat on the bench together with his staff.
Even with Durant out, the destructive power from the primary assembly was nonetheless there. Stephen Curry exchanged shoves with Oklahoma Metropolis’s Semaj Christon simply earlier than halftime, and each have been issued technical fouls. Oklahoma Metropolis’s Russell Westbrook and Golden State’s Draymond Inexperienced additionally received technical for his or her roles within the skirmish.
The Warriors have been overpowering on this one, main by as many as 27 factors whereas finishing a sweep of the 4-recreation season collection.
Curry scored 23 factors for the Warriors, who gained their fourth straight and halted Oklahoma Metropolis’s win streak at 5 video games.
Westbrook scored forty seven factors the final time the groups met in Oklahoma Metropolis. This time, he had 15 factors on four-of-sixteen capturing.
The Warriors took management within the second quarter, outscoring the Thunder 34-17 to go up 20 on the break.
Westbrook scored eight factors in simply over three minutes firstly of the third quarter to assist the Thunder trim Golden State’s result in 12, however the Warriors bounced again and pushed their result in seventy eight-fifty five with slightly below 5 minutes left within the interval. Westbrook didn’t rating once more after his early third quarter surge.
Warriors: Curry hit a three-pointer on the finish of the primary half and ran down the tunnel to the locker room with the Warriors up fifty nine-39. … Inexperienced’s technical was his thirteenth of the season. … Matt Barnes was referred to as for a flagrant foul within the third quarter.
Thunder: Westbrook’s technical was his fifteenth of the season. He’ll be suspended for a recreation if he will get one other. … It was the primary loss for the Thunder with Taj Gibson as a starter.
The Warriors play at Dallas on Tuesday night time.
The Thunder host Philadelphia on Wednesday night time.