Warriors vs. Thunder: Live Updates, Highlights and Reaction

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12:00am UTC Mar 21, 2017Oklahoma City, OK
Jared Johnson

The Golden State Warriors ran away from the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95 in a physical contest Monday night. Late in the first half, Stephen Curry and Semaj Christon got into a scuffle before a jump ball, leading to a scrum that resulted in four technical fouls. The difference in the game, though, was three-point shooting, as Golden State finished 15-of-33 from downtown to Oklahoma City's 4-of-21. For the Warriors, Klay Thompson finished with 34 points and six rebounds, Stephen Curry had 23 points and six assists and Draymond Green chipped in 10 rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook filled the stat sheet for the Thunder with 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, but he also shot just 4-of-16 from the field and had five turnovers.

  1. March 21, 2017
  2. 2:51 am

    Warriors 111, Thunder 95 — Final

  3. 2:50 am

    Warriors 111, Thunder 95 — Final

    Key stats:

    Warriors: K. Thompson (34 pts, 6 reb) S. Curry (23 pts, 6 ast) J. McGee (10 pts, 5 reb) D. Green (10 reb, 6 ast)

    Thunder: V. Oladipo (17 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast) R. Westbrook (15 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast on 4-of-16 shooting) Kanter (15 pts, 10 reb)

  4. 2:42 am

    Warriors 111, Thunder 95 — Final

  5. 2:42 am

    Warriors 111, Thunder 95 — Final

  6. 2:51 am

    Warriors 111, Thunder 95 — Final

    The Thunder reserves made the score a bit more cosmetically appealing, but make no mistake: this was a shellacking.

  7. 2:36 am

    Warriors 111, Thunder 89 — 1:57 Left in the Fourth Quarter

    Everybody keeps saying they want a Thunder-Warriors playoff series, but I don't. Most of the games wouldn't be close, even though the bad blood will make them somewhat entertaining.

  8. 2:31 am

    Warriors 110, Thunder 87 — 3:08 Left in the Fourth Quarter

    Cole has quickly fallen out of favor in OKC and definitely isn't the team's top option at backup point guard. I mean, a negative player efficiency rating is pretty bad...

  9. 2:25 am

    Warriors 104, Thunder 82 — 6:00 left in the fourth quarter

    As the broadcast crew has mentioned several times throughout the night, the biggest difference between these two teams is three-point shooting (and the spacing that comes from having good shooters). The Warriors are 15-of-33 from downtown tonight, and the Thunder are just 4-of-19.

  10. 2:18 am

    Warriors 100, Thunder 73 — 8:34 Left in the Fourth Quarter

    This is not a game that will help Russell Westbrook's MVP candidacy. He's shot just 4-of-16 with five turnovers and is a game-worst minus-25 when on the floor tonight.

  11. 2:15 am

    Warriors 94, Thunder 70 — 10:25 Left in the Fourth Quarter

    This is quite the statistic. Also surprising that Westbrook has only defended four of the Splash Brothers' shots.

  12. 2:13 am

    Warriors 92, Thunder 66 — End of Third Quarter

  13. 2:13 am

    Warriors 92, Thunder 66 — End of Third Quarter

  14. 2:12 am

    Warriors 92, Thunder 66 — End of Third Quarter

    The third quarter ended very similarly to the second quarter—with a back-breaking Stephen Curry three. Steph is up to 7-of-12 from downtown now.

  15. 2:08 am

    Warriors 89, Thunder 63 — 52.0 seconds left in the third quarter

    After a difficult defensive start to the quarter, the Warriors are now totally locked in. OKC's shooting overall in this game is just 36.5 percent.

  16. 2:18 am

    Warriors 89, Thunder 63 — 1:26 Left in the Third Quarter

    This could've been called as either a common foul or a flagrant-1 and I wouldn't have minded too much. It was ruled a flagrant-1.

  17. 2:04 am

    Warriors 83, Thunder 61 — 2:52 Left in the Third Quarter

    This is remarkable. It's down to plus-16 now, but Pachulia is only minus-3 while playing with and against similar personnel.

  18. 2:02 am

    Warriors 83, Thunder 59 — 2:52 left in the third quarter

    Yeah, this one is getting out of hand, thanks mostly to Klay Thompson and his 32 points.

  19. 1:58 am

    Warriors 78, Thunder 55 — 4:51 Left in the Third Quarter

    Emphasis on AGAIN there. The Splash Brothers now have 12 threes through two and a half quarters.

  20. 2:05 am

    Warriors 75, Thunder 55 — 5:14 Left in the Third Quarter

    It appears Steph and Klay are done with their slumps. The Warriors aren't going to lose many games in which they shoot a combined 11-of-20 from three.

  21. 2:04 am

    Warriors 72, Thunder 55 — 6:08 Left in the Third Quarter

    Wow—I had no idea he hadn't gotten one so far this season. I guess he's usually pulling up for three or being safe with a layup on the break.

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