Stephen Curry exploded for 49 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 136-97 blowout win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, May 8 (Sunday, May 9, Manila time) in San Francisco.
The two-time MVP finished with 11 of Golden State’s franchise-record 27 three-pointers.
The Warriors remained in eighth place in the Western Conference with their second consecutive win over the Thunder and fourth win in five games.
Most of Curry’s scoring came in the first and third quarters.
He scored 24 of Golden State’s 37 points in the first, hitting a pair of three-pointers in the game’s first 70 seconds and then scoring 10 points in the final minute and a half to help the Warriors start to put the game away.
Curry then scored 22 more in the third, hitting five more triples in the frame, to record his NBA-leading 10th 40-point game of the season.
In three games against the Thunder this season, Curry hit 28 three-pointers and averaged 41.7 points per game.
None of Curry’s points against the Thunder came in the fourth quarter, as he only briefly played in the fourth in one meeting.
Saturday, with the Warriors leading by 39 heading into the fourth, Curry didn’t play in the final quarter.
He finished 14-of-26 from the floor.
In sweeping the season series, Golden State won the three games against Oklahoma City by an average of more than 32 points per game.
Curry wasn’t the only Golden State player with a big game.
Draymond Green had 15 points and 13 assists. In the second quarter, when Curry scored just three points, Green had 10 points and 5 assists to help the Warriors stretch their lead to 25 at the break.
Green was 5-of-8 from the floor with a trio of three-pointers.
Andrew Wiggins added 18 and Jordan Poole 16 for Golden State (35-33). Poole hit four treys.
The Warriors shot 58% from the floor and 50% from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma City (21-47) has lost six in a row and 23 of its last 25.
Svi Mykhailiuk led the Thunder with 17 points off the bench while Luguentz Dort added 16 points. – Rappler.com