The Golden State Warriors took over Oklahoma City on Saturday night with a dominating win over the Thunder at 110-88 where Russell Westbrook struggled mightily on the night, and the Warriors were without one of their multiple all-stars Kevin Durant.
Durant, who has been dealing with an ankle injury he suffered during the Warriors’ 115-111 loss to the Phoenix Suns on March 10, sat out a second consecutive game as he was not present to play in the arena he once contributed greatly to.
No Durant? No problem. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson showed Chesapeake Energy Arena what this team was like before Durant joined forces combining for 56 points on 19-44 shooting and being the two leaders to help Golden State solidify this win.
As mentioned before, Russell Westbrook had one of the worst showings of the season going 2-16 from the floor, 0-7 from downtown, and picking up his 16th technical foul of the season, where if it’s confirmed by the league, he will be suspended one game, which will affect his presence on Monday night as the Thunder host Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat.
Paul George led the Thunder with 29 points but was only one of three Thunder players to finish in double digits alongside Jerami Grant (11) and Dennis Schröder (15).
The Thunder was never able to find its footing against the Warriors with Golden State coming out of the gates firing picking up a 12-point lead in under six minutes and seeing 23 trips to the charity stripe.
It was a dominant win Golden State style, and the Thunder couldn’t hang on in the end despite closing a 22-point deficit to a 7-poiny deficit at one time, and the Warriors would walk away with this win.
The Thunder fall to 42-28 in the season, 23-10 at home, while the Warriors advance to 47-21, 23-11 on the road.
Next up for the Thunder will be Monday night in Oklahoma City when the Miami Heat come to town for Dwayne Wade’s final showing in Chesapeake, and tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Watch below to see a full postgame wrap-up and hear from Russell Westbrook, Dennis Schröder, and Paul George about Saturday night’s loss.