The Golden State Warriors improved to 4-1 on the season with a 122-96 thrashing of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. After a tight first quarter in which the Warriors were down by one, Golden State went on a 37-11 run to lead at the half, 68-43. The two teams played a nearly even second half, but the second quarter barrage by the Warriors was too much for the Thunder to overcome.
Kevin Durant lead the way with 39 pionts on 15-of-24 from the floor and an incredible 7-of-11 from three-point range. The seven three-pointers was a career high for Durant. He also added seven rebounds in 31 minutes of action.
The back court combination of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 39 points on 13-of-29 from the floor and 6-of-14 from three point range.
Zaza Pachulia and Draymond Green were active on the boards, both hauling in 10 rebounds. They were a force underneath on the defensive end as well, combining for seven blocked shots.
The Warriors got very little from their bench on this night, as Ian Clark lead the players off the bench with eight points in 19 minutes. Andre Iguodala was cold from the floor, hitting just 1-of-5 in 25 minutes of action.
The lack of bench production was a non-factor on a night that was dominated by Durant, Curry and Thompson.
The Warriors, who are 3-0 on the road, head to Los Angeles tonight for a contest against the 2-3 Lakers, who have won their only home game this season.