The Golden State Warriors have been struggling on the defensive end of the court in recent weeks and they were exploited once again by Kevin Durant, James Harden and the Thunder on Friday night. The Warriors, who entered with a road record of 3-7, were blown out by Oklahoma City by a score of 110-87. Most of the starters for OKC were out by late in the third quarter.
David Lee led the way with 23 points and six rebounds. Dorell Wright, Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson all added 11 points each, but that was simply not enough to keep pace with the Thunder. Golden State shot 34% from the field, including just 7-for-23 from behind the arc.
Harden led all scorers with 25 points and Durant chipped in 23 of his own. Both players only played 30 minutes. Russell Westbrook added 18 points. The Thunder shot nearly 53% from the field and converted on 22 of their 27 attempts from the free throw line.
With the ugly loss in the back of their minds, the Warriors will look to bounce back on Saturday evening in Memphis against the Grizzlies. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET.
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