Stephen Curry’s 42-point outing leads Warriors past Thunder


FILE —  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after the Warriors made a basket towards the Denver Nuggets at Chase Heart on April 12, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Photos/AFP (Picture by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Photos through AFP)

Stephen Curry scored 42 factors in simply three quarters of motion, main the Golden State Warriors to a 147-109 highway win over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Wednesday.

Curry hit 11 3-pointers, his second consecutive recreation with 10 or extra from behind the arc. It was Curry’s eighth consecutive recreation with no less than 30 factors, together with a 53-point effort Monday in Golden State’s win over the Denver Nuggets.

The Warriors, who by no means trailed, led by as many as 27 within the first half, separating themselves within the second quarter.

Golden State’s offense went into overdrive to start out the second half, because of Curry.

Curry hit all eight of his photographs from the sphere — together with six 3-pointers — to attain 25 third-quarter factors because the Warriors put up 50 factors within the quarter.

Golden State was 17 of 23 from the ground within the quarter, their highest-scoring interval since January 2019.

Draymond Inexperienced had his fourth triple-double of the season and the twenty eighth of his profession, with 12 factors, 10 rebounds and 16 assists. Inexperienced had seven assists within the third. Inexperienced, Curry and the opposite Warriors starters sat out the fourth quarter.

The Warriors hit a season-high 24 3-pointers whereas equaling their highest level whole of the marketing campaign.

Curry, who completed 14 of 20 from the sphere and 11 of 16 from past the arc in 29 minutes, is averaging almost 39 factors per recreation since getting back from a tailbone damage in late March.

Golden State, taking part in the opener of a season-high, five-game highway journey, gained its third consecutive recreation. Within the Warriors’ earlier recreation, Curry handed Wilt Chamberlain to grow to be the franchise’s all-time main scorer.

The Thunder have misplaced eight consecutive video games and 11 of their previous 12. Throughout the eight-game skid, Oklahoma Metropolis has misplaced by a mean 27.4 factors per recreation.

Darius Bazley led the Thunder with 22 factors whereas Moses Brown added 18 factors and 12 rebounds.

Oklahoma Metropolis scored 70 factors within the paint however shot simply 25.9 p.c (7 of 27) from lengthy distance.

An evening after scoring a career-high 42 factors in a loss at Utah, the Thunder’s Luguentz Dort sat out on account of left shoulder soreness. Oklahoma Metropolis was additionally with out Aleksej Pokusevski for the second consecutive recreation due to proper arm soreness.

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