Warriors

Warriors

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OAKLAND –- One Chicago Bulls NBA record matched by the Warriors, one still on the table.

The Warriors finished a season sweep of the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 121-106 victory Thursday night, their 44th-consecutive win at Oracle Arena to match the 1995-96 Bulls for the longest home win streak in NBA history.

Six Warriors scored in double figures, with Stephen Curry's 33 leading with way. Klay Thompson poured in 21, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes each finished with 14, Shaun Livingston put in 11 and Marreese Speights added 10.

Golden State (55-5) offset a 46 to 40 rebounding disadvantage by outshooting Thunder 54 percent to 46.5 and forcing 14 Oklahoma City turnovers.

In winning their seventh in a row, the Warriors remain one game ahead of the overall the pace of the ’95-’96 Bulls, whose 72-10 record that season is the best in NBA history.

Kevin Durant scored 32 points to lead the Thunder (42-20), while Russell Westbrook put in 22 and Serge Ibaka added 20.

STANDOUT PERFORMER

Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson may have been the scoring leaders, but Speights and Livingston share the honor for superb contributions off the bench.

Speights’ line: 10 points (4-of-5 shooting, including 2-of-2 from deep), four rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 11 minutes. He was plus-11 for the game.

Livingston’s line: 11 points (3-of-6 shooting, 5-of-5 from the line), a team-high eight assists and three steals in 20 minutes. He was a team-best plus-17.

 

TURNING POINT

After Ibaka drilled a 3-pointer to give the Thunder an 80-71 lead with 4:53 left in the third quarter, the Warriors closed the quarter on an 11-3 run and pushed it to 18-3 by opening the fourth on a 7-0 run.

That gave the Warriors an 89-83 lead with 10:52 remaining. The Thunder rallied and got as close as two (99-97 with 6:02 remaining) but never again got within striking distance.

INJURY UPDATE

Warriors: GuardStephen Curry (left ankle sprain) and forward Andre Iguodala (left hamstring tightness) were listed as questionable and cleared to play one hour before tipoff. Center Festus Ezeli (left knee surgery) was listed as out.

Thunder: No injuries listed. Forward Josh Huestis was on the inactive list.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Warriors return to action Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, where they face the Lakers at Staples Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 12:40 p.m.