That same dynamic duo only had 16 points in the first half as Russ struggled with only three points. K.D. had 13 points but it was that O.K.C. Bench with 21 huge points behind Dion Waiters and his 10 points.
Golden State played well as did their version of the Big Three came through. Steph Curry led with 26 points and grabbed ten boards with seven helpers with Klay Thompson dropping 25 points. Draymond Green did his part with 23 points but didn't impact the game in the other categories like he usually does.
It came down to G.S.W. shooting 10 for 20 from the arc in the 1st through the 3rd. Then they go 1 for 10 in the 4th when it really counted as the old cliche, " you live by the jumper you die by the jumper"! It was the Warriors rushing their offense that hurt them down the stretch as they played like the team that didn't have the chip or the composure.
Now we get game 32 on "Hump Day" Night Wednesday May 18th on Planet Oracle as "Dubs" should be a little bit restless for that tilt. O.K.C. has to have the mindset that two is better than one to make that Warriors two game trip to Thunder Alley really uncomfortable!
Note: O.K.C. shot 22 for 32 in FTs to G.S.W. shooting just 11 for 17. Couple that with the Thunder winning the rebounding margin by +6 it put them right in the winner's circle...