The Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by a score of 141-114 in their first game without Steph Curry. Klay Thompson put on one of his most effective outings of the season while his Splash Brother was out. He shot 15 for 22 from the field for 42 points (12-for-16 from three).
Oklahoma City shot 48.4 percent, but still fell short. Golden State made 57.7% of its shots, which were successful.
The Warriors controlled the third quarter after leading by seven points at the half. Outscoring the Thunder 44-26 thanks to 13 points from Poole and 9 points from Wiggins. From there, Golden State cruised to an enormous lead—29 points in the last frame. Also Read: Stephen Curry set to be Out for few weeks due to Injury
Warriors win in spectacular fashion because of Klay Thompson outstanding effort
The Warriors Chase Center crowd cheered Thompson as he left the game just short of his own NBA record of 14 three-pointers in a single game, established in October 2018.
Thompson’s scorching shooting was a part of Golden State’s incredible three-point shooting display.
After the game, Klay Thompson acknowledged he had hoped to continue playing until being replaced by Warriors coach Steve Kerr late in the fourth quarter.
“I was campaigning for it, but we have a quick turnaround with a game on Wednesday,” Thompson explained.
“And I don’t think the basketball gods appreciate you when you try to break records. You have to let those happen naturally, He went on to say.
Warriors vs Oklahoma Players match points
The Warriors concluded the game with 26 three-pointers out of 50 tires. Falling just three short of the Milwaukee Bucks‘ record of 29 for a single game set in 2020.
For the Warriors, who defeated the Thunder for the second time in eight days, JaMychal Green scored 12, Donte DiVincenzo added 14. Also Read: Net Trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks Following His Request to Leave
All-Star Aaron Wiggins scored 19 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 20 for Oklahoma City, which has now dropped three of its last four games.
In the first of three games in a Western swing, Tre Mann added 18 points, Josh Giddey 15, and team highs of seven rebounds and eight assists.
Jordan Poole (21 points, 12 assists, four rebounds), Andrew Wiggins (18 points), and Klay Thompson all contributed to the Warriors’ convincing victory despite Steph Curry’s injury absence.
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