Good Morning Dub Nation,
The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 128-120, on Monday night to begin their three-game road trip. It was an impressive performance from the Warriors who have quietly played better on the road as of late, winning three out of their last four games away from the Chase Center.
Stephen Curry was the star of the night. He stuffed the stat-sheet with a near triple-double, finishing the game with 38 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds. His 12 shots were especially significant as it gave him 7,222 made-field goals for his career — passing Wilt Chamberlain (7,216) for the most made field goals in Warriors’ franchise history.
What does it mean to Steph to break another Wilt Chamberlain record?— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2023
"It means I'm getting old." pic.twitter.com/8AhT29IQPT
Andrew Wiggins made his return to the starting lineup after missing two games due to illness. Wiggins hasn’t played like his usual self since returning from a 15-game absence due to an adductor strain, but Monday night was different. He was aggressive in looking for his shot and was moving around with the hyper-athleticism that Warriors fans have come to expect from him. His play earned him praise from head coach Steve Kerr as well as his front court mate, Draymond Green.
Steve Kerr loves what he saw from Wiggins tonight pic.twitter.com/T7oNiEXPYv— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2023
Draymond was happy to see Wiggins play aggressive tonight pic.twitter.com/Ajlg1jxYWm— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) January 31, 2023
The Warriors are now 4-1 in their last five games and hold a record of 26-24 – good enough for fifth place in the Western Conference standings. They’ll continue this road trip with back-to-back games against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets starting on Wednesday.
Here are the rest of today’s stories:
In case you missed it from Golden State of Mind:
- The enduring chemistry of the Warriors’ Big Three was on full display against the Thunder
- Player grades: Warriors vs. Thunder
- Warriors hang on in 128-120 victory over Thunder
- Warriors recall Moses Moody, Patrick Baldwin Jr.
- How should the NBA deal with poor officiating?
Other Warriors News:
- Are the Warriors — 5-2 in their last 7 games — gaining minor momentum? (The Athletic)
- Marcus Thompson on the Present and Future of the Golden State Warriors (The Ringer)
- Steph Curry, Klay Thompson make it rain in Warriors’ win vs. Thunder (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Why Steph Curry wanted to meet Taylor Robertson after NCAA 3-point record (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Stephen Curry passes Wilt Chamberlain for Warriors’ all-time field goals mark (NBA)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard named NBA Players of the Week (NBA)
- Fan Calls Out NBA Players’ B.S. Excuses With ‘Load Management Is A Rip Off’ Sign At Lakers-Nets Game (OutKick)
- Luka Doncic drops 53 in Mavs’ win while chirping with Pistons assistant (ESPN)
- Celtics’ Joe Mazzulla to coach Team Giannis in All-Star Game (ESPN)
- The Bounce: Investigating the Memphis stats controversy (The Athletic)