Stephen Curry led the champs with 25 points, while his fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson added 24 of his own. Quinn Cook poured in 21 off of the bench as the Dubs did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, against a Hornets team fighting for their playoff lives. It’s probably a wrap for that, Charlotte.
The champs proceeded to flex on the Hornets with impunity, with three players scoring at least 13 points in the first half. Curry had 16, Thompson scored 15, and Quinn Cook dropped 13 off of the bench after two quarters. Cook was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, 3-of-3 from downtown, and looked like somebody who could be an asset in the playoffs coming up.
Suddenly, Quinn Cook is an All-Star.— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) April 1, 2019
On the flip side, the Hornets looked like a team that isn’t gonna make the playoffs. Their hero Kemba Walker was 4-of-12 in the first half for 9 points. Backup center Willy Hernangomez erupted for 18 points, and even somehow got DeMarcus Cousins ejected on a flagrant-2 foul.
DeMarcus Cousins just got ejected for this pic.twitter.com/7elG8xa0DZ— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 1, 2019
WHAT A TERRIBLE CALL. The only way to make this right would be by to rip the souls out of Charlotte’s basketball team.
Guard-fueled scoring half for the Warriors: Both Klay/Curry take 11 shots, combine for 31 points. Quinn Cook 5/5 for 13 pts off the bench. KD and Draymond combined: 5 shots, 10 assists. GSW up 22.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 1, 2019
Warriors 71, Hornets 49
Let’s just fast forward through this bloodbath, shall we?
Make that eight straight games with five or more triples for Steph pic.twitter.com/NSQMMJmccb— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 1, 2019
END OF Q3: Warriors up 105-72. Durant is 5-for-5 from the field. This is the same guy who had a 12-for-13 game in Memphis last week.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) April 1, 2019
If anyone is still wondering how the Hornets are doing, they're down by 43.— At The Hive (@At_The_Hive) April 1, 2019
The Warriors finished shooting 60% from the field, 63% from downtown. DAMN. Who’s next?!
The champs face the Denver Nuggets in Oakland Tuesday for a chance to pretty much lock up that #1 seed. Should be a good one!