Warriors Take Care of Business in Win Over Thunder

Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 34 points in the third quarter and the Warriors opened a regular season ending six-game homestand with a 118-97 victory over the Thunder on Thursday night at Chase Center.

TEAM LEADERS

GSW

Points Rebounds Assists
Curry – 34 Looney – 10 Green – 9
Mulder – 25 Green – 9 Toscano-Anderson – 8
Wiggins – 18 Toscano-Anderson – 9 Curry – 7

OKC

Points Rebounds Assists
Jerome – 23 Brown – 8 Maledon – 8
Bazley – 22 Roby – 5 Deck – 4
Maledon – 15 2 More Tied – 5 2 Tied – 3

Although Oklahoma City stayed competitive for most of the game, the Warriors out-scored the Thunder in each quarter and put the game away with a 23-10 spurt over a seven-minute stretch bridging the third and fourth periods. Curry made three of his six 3-pointers during that spurt, and the Warriors rode that momentum to victory.

The win, coupled with a Grizzlies loss in Detroit, moved the Warriors into eighth place in the West, a half-game ahead of Memphis. While there is still a week left in the regular season, an eighth place finish would allow the Warriors to need only one win in the NBA’s Play-In Tournament to reach the playoffs, while the ninth or 10th place teams would need two wins. Read more on the Warriors’ playoff/play-in picture.

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