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.
|Curry – 34||Looney – 10||Green – 9|
|Mulder – 25||Green – 9||Toscano-Anderson – 8|
|Wiggins – 18||Toscano-Anderson – 9||Curry – 7|
|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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