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Recap: Warriors get stomped by Thunder, lose 125-105

Kevin Durant had 33 points, but Paul George, Russell Westbrook, and the Thunder defense were too much.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors
Yup. Looks about right.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

This game started out with an epic one-two punch: Russell Westbrook as Batman, and the Golden State Warriors’ nonexistent defense as Robin. You can probably guess how that turned out.

Then in the third quarter it was Paul George who was 1A, and the Warriors nonexistent defense still 1B. You can also guess how that turned out.

When the ugliness settled, the Oklahoma City Thunder prevailed 125-105, and it didn’t even feel that close. Westbrook had 34 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists, George had 38 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Steven Adams made it look like the Dubs didn’t have a single center on their roster. OKC’s defense was borderline flawless, with length, communication, and quick rotations. And their offense was strong.

For the Warriors, Kevin Durant had 33 points on just 14 shots, but no one else did much of anything. As a team, they had 25 turnovers, and Draymond Green inched closer to a suspension by drawing his league-high 12th and 13th technical fouls.

If there’s any consolation for the Warriors, it’s that they weren’t the only ones who had a bad night. Check out this “foul” that Westbrook drew:

And if there was a silver lining for fans, it came at the end of the third quarter, when broadcaster Reggie Miller started talking about rivalries. Miller pointed out that teams always get up when they play their rival, no matter how tired they are.

The Thunder got up. The Warriors did not. The Thunder see this as a rivalry. The Warriors do not.

One team played like the game mattered, and the other did not. It was elitism at it’s most painful, but at least elitism is elite.


Who was the Warrior Wonder in the blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Kevin Durant
    (163 votes)
  • 5%
    Stephen Curry
    (25 votes)
  • 1%
    Klay Thompson
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    Zaza Pachulia
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    Draymond Green
    (13 votes)
  • 1%
    David West
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Andre Iguodala
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Shaun Livingston
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kevon Looney
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Nick Young
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Patrick McCaw
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Omri Casspi
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    JaVale McGee
    (8 votes)
  • 11%
    Mike Brown
    (55 votes)
  • 38%
    No one— everything is terrible and nothing matters
    (188 votes)
494 votes total Vote Now

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