Golden State hung in with the Thunder, who are in pursuit of the West's top seed, through the first half. The Thunder were up by just six at halftime, but 62-percent shooting in the third quarter, aided by lax Warriors defense, was all they needed to turn this one into a laugher.
Kevin Durant was two assists shy of a triple-double—he dropped 31 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Russell Westbrook managed to dish nine assists while scoring 19, and Kevin Martin scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting.
Stephen Curry scored 22 to go along with seven assists, but most of those number came in the first half. The other half of the starting backcourt, Klay Thompson, shot just 2-of-10.
Jarrett Jack added 19 off the bench, but David Lee shot just 6-of-13 for the Dubs. Andrew Bogut struggled with his left ankle, and was pulled after the first half without scoring. Kendrick Perkins also left this one early with a hamstring flare-up.
Granted the Thunder strut out one of the NBA's most lethal offenses, but Golden State will need to sure up their defense if they look to make an impact in the postseason. Oklahoma City players were scoring at will in the second half, and Golden State buckets were essentially meaningless in the second half.
The win pushes OKC to solitude—they're now a half-game in front of the San Antonio Spurs for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Warriors are now just a half-game ahead of the currently seventh-seeded Houston Rockets.
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