Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook had 30 points, as the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 aids and 8 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Serge Ibaka included 14 points and 8 rebounds for the Thunder, who matched a franchise record for many points scored in a championship game. Oklahoma City reasserted its supremacy on the glass, outrebounding Golden State 52-38.
The last time Golden States Stephen Curry had actually played in Oklahoma City, he scored 46 points, tied an NBA record with 12 3-pointers and struck a game-winning, 37-footer. This time, the league MVP completed with 24 points on 7-for-17 shooting. Klay Thompson included 18 points on 8-for-19 shooting. Video game 4 will be Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
The Warriors, who set an NBA record with 73 success, tracked by 41 points, their biggest deficit this season.
Golden States Draymond Green, who kicked Oklahoma Citys Steven Adams in the groin and has actually ended up being Thunder fans No1 target due to the fact that of some doubtful strategies, had a hard time on both ends of the flooring and completed with 6 points on 1-for-9 shooting. When he was in the online game, the Warriors were outscored by 43 points.
The Thunder led 34-28 at the end of the very first quarter prior to entirely taking control of.
With 5:57 left in the 2nd quarter, Green kicked Adams after a nasty. It was the 2nd time in the series Green struck Adams there. The crowd shouted Kick him out! Kick him out! Green was provided an ostentatious nasty and stayed in the video game.
Seemingly stimulated, the Thunder outscored the Warriors 24-7 the remainder of the half, with a lot of the baskets coming versus Green. In a play that summed up the 2nd quarter completely, Green went in for a layup and got it obstructed by Durant, then Durant made a 3-pointer on the other end to provide the Thunder a 64-47 lead.
Green fouled Westbrook on a long 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in the very first half. Westbrook made all 3 totally free tosses to put the Thunder up 72-47 at the break. Durant had 23 points on 6-for-10 shooting and 10 of 10 complimentary tosses in the very first half, and Westbrook had 16 points, 7 aids and 6 rebounds at the break. It was the most points scored versus the Warriors in any half this season.
Curry shot 4 for 13 in the very first half, Thompson went 5 for 14 and Green 1 for 8.
The Thunder continued the attack by making 17 of 22 shots in the 3rd quarter to take a 117-80 lead into the 4th.