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Even Without Durant, Warriors Decimate Thunder

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Monte Poole
    Stephen Curry dunks for two of his 23 points Monday night. (March 20, 2017)

    BOX SCORE

    With Kevin Durant watching from the bench, the Warriors on Monday night finished off a four-game season sweep of his former teammates.

    Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry draining 3-pointers at will, as the Warriors rolled to a 111-95 victory over the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

    Thompson scored 34 points and Curry 23, as the Warriors (56-14) won their fourth consecutive game and increased to 2.5 games their lead over San Antonio in the race for the No. 1 overall seed in the postseason.

    Backup center JaVale McGee was the only other Warrior in double figures, coming off the bench to score 10 points. McGee also blocked four shots, tying his season-high.

    The Warriors held the Thunder to 42.5 percent from the field, including 4-of-21 beyond the arc.

    Guard Victor Oladipo scored 17 points to lead OKC (40-30), which lost for the first time in six games. Russell Westbrook totaled 15 points (on 4-of-16 shooting), eight rebounds and seven assists.

    STANDOUT PERFORMER:
    The Splash Brothers carried the night, silencing the Thunder with their long-range shooting.

    Thompson's line: 34 points (12-of-21 from the field, 7-of-15 beyond the arc, 3-of-3 from the line), six rebounds, two assists and two steals. He played 32 minutes and finished plus-15.

    Curry's line: 23 points (8-of-17, 7-of-12 from deep), six assists and four rebounds. He played 30 minutes and finished plus-16.

    This was the third in their careers that Thompson and Curry each made at least seven 3-pointers in the same game. No other duo has done it more than once.

    TURNING POINT:
    After the Thunder pulled within six, 35-29, on a free throw by Westbrook with 7:00 left in the second quarter, the Warriors went on a 17-4 run to take a 52-33 lead on an Andre Iguodala dunk with 2:32 left in the half.

    OKC got no closer than 12 in the second half.

    INJURY UPDATE:
    Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, tibial bone bruise) is listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.

    Thunder: No injuries listed.

    WHAT'S NEXT:
    The Warriors return to action Tuesday night, when they face the Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. Pacific.

     

     

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