Thunder vs. Warriors: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

November 3rd, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Thursday night was billed as Russell Westbrook's revenge. Instead, it turned into a blue-and-yellow fireworks show orchestrated by Kevin Durant as the Golden State Warriors (4-1) handed the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-1) their first loss in a 122-96 drubbing at Oracle Arena. 

While Thursday's matchup represented the first meeting between Durant and Westbrook since the former bolted for the Bay Area, it was also a litmus test for a Warriors team that hasn't looked its sharpest over the season's first week.

But that all changed in the blink of an eye.

With the Warriors coming off a day of rest and the Thunder on the second night of a back-to-back following an 85-83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, Golden State assumed the role of aggressor early and often. 

Durant was the driving force behind the blowout, and he finished with a season-high 39 points (15-of-24 shooting, 7-of-11 from three) and seven rebounds in a display rife with flick-of-the-wrist flurries from all over the floor. 

And even though Oklahoma City exited the first qu ...

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