Thunder Keep It Tight vs. Warriors Before Golden State Runs Away

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 25, 2018

The Golden State Warriors (46-14) came alive in the second half and throttled the Oklahoma City Thunder (34-27) down the stretch to capture a 112-80 win at Oracle Arena on Saturday night. 

The defending champions were up just four points with 3:54 remaining in the third quarter, but a 14-0 run to close the frame allowed them to gain the upper hand. That dominance continued as they outscored the Thunder 28-14 in the fourth quarter. 

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 28 points, while Stephen Curry registered 21 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals in Golden State's second straight win. 

Russell Westbrook, meanwhile, was limited to 15 points (4-of-15 shooting), 12 boards and seven dimes. As a team, the Thunder shot 33.0 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from three. 

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