The Warriors entered Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 54-5 record, putting them on pace to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ NBA record of 72-10. Despite surprisingly tough Thunder defense in stretches, Golden State won the quarter 29-28.
“I said, ‘How many home wins in a row is that?’ And everybody had a blank stare on their face, so our guys have no clue how many we’ve won in a row”, said Kerr, whose Chicago Bulls team held the record at 43.
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors continued their pursuit of a place in National Basketball Association history with a comfortable 121-106 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
The Warriors announced Curry was active for Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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. The teams went toe-to-toe, matching highlight with highlight, before the Warriors stepped on the gas late in the contest, leaving the Thunder in the dust.
Stephen Curry – who sat out one game last week after rolling his ankle – echoed his coach’s sentiments.
Curry’s key play came after backcourt mate Klay Thompson had misfired on a three-point attempt. Curry finished with his customary 33 points, but his 5-of-15 shooting from outside is downright poor for a player of his abilities.
For the sake of the game you would hope Curry and Iguodala are available, but the Warriors may be conservative with such important players. Durant had 37 points and 12 rebounds against the Warriors on Saturday while All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook added 26 points and 13 assists.
“We’ve definitely got to get it under control“, Durant said. “But I think we have a deeper team“. “Obviously we want to win, but this is where you see what you’re made of”.
Serge Ibaka was the only other Thunder player to score in double-figures, finishing with 20 points on 8-12 from the field, but the rest of the Thunder team combined for just 32 points on the night.
The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are both having a season for the ages.
Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson may have been the scoring leaders, but Speights and Livingston share the honor for superb contributions off the bench. Durant was very aggressive and got to the line 11 times making 10, but also had nine turnovers. “I’m not trying to shy away from them”. Asked before the game to assess the amount of pressure his team was facing in its effort to extend its home-court winning streak, Warriors coach Steve Kerr blurted, “Zero. We just have to get it to a point where it is for 48 minutes”. “And I mean that.”…
Thunder: The Thunder have lost 10 games when leading after three quarters, tied with Philadelphia for most in the league.