Stephen Curry drops 33, Warriors dominate Thunder 110-88 without Durant
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 33 points to help the Golden State Warriors roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-88 on Saturday night.
Klay Thompson scored 23 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.
Many Oklahoma City fans hoped for the chance to boo former Thunder star Kevin Durant, but the league’s No. 4 scorer sat out his second straight game for the Warriors with a sprained right ankle.
Golden State made up for Durant’s absence with defense. Oklahoma City shot 32 percent from the field, its worst percentage of the season, and made just 13 of 41 3-pointers.
Paul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder added 15 points for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook scored just seven points on 2-for-16 shooting and missed all seven of his 3-point attempts. He had nine assists and eight rebounds.
Curry scored 19 points in the first half to help the Warriors lead 64-46 at the break. Curry scored 11 more in the third quarter to put the Warriors up 87-71 at the end of the period, and they were never threatened after that.