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Everybody's angry. Good night.
Want to say Draymond Green has set career highs in a quarter of the games this season. Nine assists tonight.
Folks, I'm saying Westbrook vs. the World reminds me of MY normal phrase that it's Steph Curry vs. the World and that's a GOOD THING.
Iguodala +18 in 30 minutes. 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, really nice D.
Green 16 pts, 7-14 FG, 9 asts, 9 rebs, 1blk Ibaka 12 pts, 5-8 FG, 2 asts, 6 rebs, 3 blks
Curry 34 pts, 14-24 FG, 9 asts, 7 rebs Westbrook 33 pts, 11-30 FG, 8 asts, 3 rebs
Everybody struggles against quickness. Westbrook/Jackson combined 13 of 38
The irony of Barnes' clinching the game on Mark Jackson's favorite play: the Barnes post-up on a guard
Westbrook is 11-28 (39.3%) Rest of Thunder 28-54 (51.8%)
Curry was taking that no matter what
Refs switch call to a jump ball
Thunder down to 48.7 percent shooting. But staying close with +10 at FT line
Barnes just tossed his mask
Green playing center vs. Ibaka … Westbrook pulls OKC within a point with 5 minutes left
Going to have a tough time explaining that foul call on Green
Iguodala limps off holding his left hip.
7:12 left. Draymond has played 36 minutes, Curry 34 and Klay 30.
Holiday comes in for Iguodala, who did something to his left hip
Livingston is super slithery to the basket. He knows how to use his thinness well on drives
Big men often get away with hand-checking when they defend a guard. Seems their hand-checks would be more disruptive vs smaller guy
Kerr almost lost it on that travel call on Iguodala. It was travel, though
Draymond getting all his lowlights out tonight. Missed dunk. Airball
Durant has mild right ankle sprain. Done for night. Too bad. Had 30 pts on 10-of-13 shooting in 19 minutes.
Kevin Durant done for night with mild right ankle sprain.
KD ruled out for the rest of the game with a mild right ankle sprain
OKC says Kevin Durant has a mild right ankle sprain and is out for the rest of the game.
Klay Thompson went from never faking and drawing fouls, to doing it like a vet
That's what I love about Green. He will find a way to be a factor. Even when he is undersized or overmatched
Fans on the event level said they saw Kevin Durant walking toward the Warriors' locker room, which is the same direction as the Oracle X-ray
Green is now 2 assists and 5 rebounds from a triple-double
Green now has a game-high 7 assists
Scott Brooks might go nuts this half and play Steven Adams as many as 7 minutes.
FYI: Draymond Green played all but 25 seconds of the first half.
KD still out with that ankle. Sucks
Warriors (55.1) now outshooting Thunder (51.2). Forcing 11 TOs has led to six more shots for Dubs, negating OKC's FT advantage (14-3)
Steven Adams left the game with OKC up 25-11 and never came back in?
Curry and Durant both limp off at the half. Probably setting the stage for epic second half showdown.
Durant, Curry each with slight limps as they head to the locker room. It's almost as if they were running and shooting a lot in 1st half
Kevin Durant is up now, and Russell Westbrook helps him to the bench.
Durant is being helped up by Westbrook … eventually walked off on his own power
Kevin Durant is down and walked off the court with the help of his teammates.
Kevin Durant is still down after being called for a charge on Marreese Speights.
Durant is down after crashing into Speights
Uh oh. Curry stepped on Durant foot and twisted his ankle. He's still limping but finished a drive to the basket
Stephen Curry blows past the defense for a layup, but has a little hitch in his step.
Stephen Curry is limping and couldn't land on his left foot after that layup.
Stephen Curry limping a little
Steph Curry limping. Not a good sight.
Let's just have a Durant-Curry shootout.
Somebody should probably stay attached to Durant
Westbrook just learned how much harder it is to get by Klay than it is Curry
I don't understand the anger sometimes. Just don't. People like to be mad.
So first quarter belonged to KD/Russ. Now Curry and Klay showing out.
Splash Brothers telepathy
Refs won't call a tech on Kerr or Barnes. They know that call was suspect
Justin Holiday checks in. Barbosa's fallen all the way to the end of the bench
Steph: "So can I get those calls when I'm in the MVP discussion, or do I have to win it first?"
Haven't dived into the numbers, but it's obvious Livingston is a lot better when he's playing with Curry than when he's with Klay T.
Livingston has such a high release on that shot
Oracle is LOUD as Curry cuts the once-17-point lead to 1. OKC 55.9% shooting GSW 55.6% shooting
Joe Lacob fist pump action
Always been impressed with Perkins ability to defend guards when he's caught out there
Desperation is a good thing when you're going up against the best playing their best. I don't know why people get so mad about this stuff.
This will be Warriors in desperation mode for 3+ quarters if they can maintain it that long. Could learn a lot about them tonight.
Thunder makes a strong statement, scoring the most points of any quarter the Warriors have given up this season.
So how much does Draymond owe Curry for smoking off that highlight?
Technical on Marreese Speights
Thunder shooting 72.2 percent
The Warriors defense has given up 30 points in 7 minutes
Now Ibaka hitting 3s … Warriors down 17
Kevin Durant and Marreese Speights barking at each other.