Warriors outplayed Thunder 104 99 at home

Posted: 2013/01/24 in News, notebook, recap, Stats
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The Oracle Arena saw an another epic game this night.

Stephen Curry, dropped 31 points and secured an important steal in the final seconds to help Warriors to outduel league leading Oklahoma City Thunder.

The point guard of Oakland displayed an All-Star performance. He was 8-for-13 from inside the arc and handed out seven assists to offer easy baskets.  We just can point out his performance by his clumsiness at three-points. He was just 3-for-14.

” I’m sure we are surprising people ” stated Curry. He’s right !  Expectations for Golden State were low at the beginning of the season.

Warriors , behind only one playoff  ticket since 1994, are 26-15 owning the fifth best record in the toughest conference.

Warriors moved to a 26-15 record after 41 games. This season Dubs are excellent , able to beat elite teams. That’s the franchise’s best first half record since 1991-1992 with the TMC connexion. Memories, memories. Warriors are making a tremendous all-around production.

Their impressive run is marked by surprising home victories against top western teams such as  Clippers and Thunder.

Warriors rely on a fascinating man ! His name is David Lee. Golden State forward is a serious contender to be among the Western Conference All-Star reservers. Coaches are making their choices ! Don’t forget Lee !

David is the only player to average at least 19 pts , 10 rebs and 3 dimes per night. On Wednesday, he chipped in 22 points and pulled down 12 boards for his league 17th game of at least 20 and 10. A monster double double machine is rolling !

Kevin Durant made a fantastic game but was not enough to stop Warriors. He tailed 33 points , dished out 9 dimes. His impact was limited by six turnovers , part of 19 on the night for the visitors.

The other guerilla  weapon was rusty. R.Westbrook was not on his game ! His arms were shaky ! He collected a season low tying just 10 units. Is Westbrook slowing down ? The motion needs to pay attention. Because Thunder clearly  need a complement to help Westbrook in point guard position when he is in pain with outside shoot.

Warriors broke a serious record this night ! This was first Thunder defeat in 30 games when Thunder led after three acts.

Indeed, Thunder led the game 79-76. To break Thunder’s hegemony, Golden State made a tough final corner to outscore Thunder by 8, passing a team high quarter game of 28.  Stephen Curry was the game changer to make the final decision.

This intense contest was high in colours , we have seen 19 changes of leader, 16 ties ,and no leads above double digits figures.

A closed game won by home team.

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