NBA wrap: Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant help Warriors dominate Thunder

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Kevin Durant (left) and Stephen Curry (Getty Photographs)

The Warriors made a press release Saturday, dismantling the Thunder 112-eighty at Oracle Area.

Kevin Durant scored a recreation-excessive 28 factors with 5 rebounds, and Stephen Curry added 21 factors with 9 rebounds and 6 assists. The Warriors outscored the Thunder by 25 factors within the second half.

Nick Younger got here off the bench to attain sixteen factors, draining four of 5 photographs from past the arc. Draymond Inexperienced scored 10 factors with eight assists and 5 rebounds.

Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 15 factors, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Steven Adams and Carmelo Anthony added 14 factors apiece, whereas Paul George struggled with simply 5 factors on 1-of-14 capturing.

The Warriors pulled even with the Rockets atop the Western Convention standings with the convincing win. Golden State outscored the Thunder in each quarter, proving they will nonetheless stifle individuals on protection.

Stud of the Night time

Kyrie Irving flirted with a triple-double, scoring 31 factors with 9 rebounds and eight assists in a 121-112 win over the Knicks. Irving, additionally including two steals, helped the Celtics (forty two-19) earn their third straight win.

76ers middle Joel Embiid scored a recreation-excessive 28 factors on 10-of-17 capturing with 14 rebounds in a 116-a hundred and five win over the Magic. Averaging a double-double this season, Embiid has turn out to be probably the most constant and harmful submit gamers within the league.

Dud of the Night time

Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen has loved an amazing season, however the candy-capturing 7-footer scored simply three factors on 1-of-eight capturing in 32 minutes of motion in a 122-104 loss to the Timberwolves. Markkanen, averaging 15 factors per recreation, has now had two straight poor capturing nights.

Spotlight

The Warmth stepped away from basketball to recollect these affected by the current tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Faculty.

Tyler Johnson led the Warmth with 23 factors in a one hundred fifteen-89 win over the Grizzlies.

What’s Subsequent

Rockets (forty five-thirteen) at Nuggets (33-26) eight:00 p.m. ET — Denver, winners in 10 of their final thirteen video games, hosts a Rockets group driving an eleven-recreation profitable streak. The mixture of James Harden and Chris Paul has been an excessive amount of for opposing groups, and Clint Capela’s emergence within the paint has moved Houston into elite standing. The Rockets are tied atop the Western Convention standings, however the Nuggets have probably the most underrated participant within the league in Nikola Jokic, who has recorded three straight triple-doubles.