The Warriors overcame their own lackadaisical defense and the Nets’ hot shooting to get another road win.
Tonight's game in Brooklyn was just one more example of why beating the Golden State Warriors is so difficult.
After the Brooklyn Nets gave all they had to build a 16-point halftime lead, the Warriors tied the game about halfway through the third quarter and somehow ended up making it look like an easy 117-101 win.
With Stephen Curry struggling to hit shots, it was Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson who picked up the scoring slack, scoring 26 and 23 points, respectively. Yet we've come to expect scoring from some combination of that trio; subtly more noteworthy was center Zaza Pachulia’s work in the paint against a Nets team that did not lack heart and hustle.
The Warriors leaned heavily on their biggest stars to wrangle a physical win away from the Thunder. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the OKC fanbase were the stars of the night.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant finally acquiesced and gave us the head-to-head battle that the media has been trying to sell us since August. Westbrook put up the volume-inflated numbers, but Durant ended the night as the breadwinner for the third straight meeting. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 52 to prop up Durant’s 34, and the Warriors survived Westbrook’s 47-point, 11-turnover hailstorm, 130 - 114.
Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were brilliant, and the Warriors now control the series.
When the Golden State Warriors play well, they are virtually unbeatable. That was on full display during Sunday’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State made their first seven shots of the game, by getting to the rim at will.
It started off horribly, but Golden State got the huge W.
Wow. What a game.
Facing a depleted Spurs roster, JaVale McGee and Kevin Durant were the stars of tonight’s big win. Yes, you read that correctly.
The Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs in Saturday night’s 120-108 road win. San Antonio, as Jeff Van Gundy pointed out in tonight’s broadcast, used to be a “house of horrors” for the Warriors, but this season seems to be changing that trend.
Golden State turns a two point halftime lead over Detroit into playing time for Anderson Varejao.
Once again, the Golden State Warriors let a team hang around for the first half. This time, it was the slow-playing Detroit Pistons. How slow, you ask? Detroit managed to score a whopping two fast break points — and they came in garbage time.
Despite scoring 60 points in the first half, the Warriors had their trademark turnover trouble, allowed several second chance points for the Pistons, and entered the locker room at halftime with just a two point lead.
Stephen Curry shines, receives “MVP” chants as Golden State puts on a show for the L.A. crowds.
A night after letting a game slip away to the Detroit Pistons, the Golden State Warriors bounced back, with style, blowing out the Los Angeles Clippers 141-113 to complete their second back-to-back of the season.
Trailing at halftime, Golden State shut it down in the third quarter and came back strong to take a 3-0 series lead over Portland.
The Golden State Warriors had a comeback for the ages tonight as they overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Portland Trailblazers 119-113.
Warriors end the road back-to-back with signature victories over Thunder and Mavericks.
The Golden State Warriors completed a 3-0 season sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a resounding 112-87 win in Dallas.
Despite an exciting first half, the Cavaliers let Game 1 slip away quickly in the second half.
The Golden State Warriors ran away with Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91. After a breathtaking first half, Cleveland was smothered on defense in the third quarter as Golden State put on their customary show of second-half force.
Golden State locked in defensively and the bench unit stepped up in the Game 2 victory against Portland.
In the second game of their first-round series against the Portland Trailblazers, the Golden State Warriors reminded everyone why they're the most dangerous team in the world.
The Warriors prevail over the Grizzlies in a game with playoff atmosphere with a phenomenal fourth quarter.
The Golden State Warriors defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 106-94 at home and split the season series 2-2.
The back and forth slugfest had the air of a playoff game, and neither team pulled away in any significant fashion until the Warriors established a double digit lead with less than five minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors remain undefeated in this playoff season so far, on the back of yet another fantastic performance by Draymond Green.
The Golden State Warriors took a two game series lead over the Utah Jazz Thursday with 115-104 win.
Warriors finish off the Jazz in Utah to complete the series sweep and move on to the Western Conference Finals.
The Golden State Warriors sent the Utah Jazz packing tonight with a 121-95 win. Golden State has yet to lose a game in the playoffs as they move on to face either the San Antonio Spurs or the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors swept the first three rounds of the playoffs as they head back to the NBA Finals for the third straight season.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 129-115 on Monday night, becoming the first team to ever enter the NBA Finals with a 12-0 playoff record. This will be the third straight Finals appearance for the Warriors, though we don’t yet know for sure who they will face.
Down by as much as 25 at one point, the Warriors came back strong to take a 1-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.
The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 in a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Sunday, taking a 1-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors triumphed in San Antonio despite going down 22 points early in a memorable win
The Golden State Warriors defeat the San Antonio Spurs 110-98 in personally the most enjoyable game of the 2016-17 campaign. The Warriors were down 7-29 with three minutes left in the first quarter.
The Warriors and Raptors traded baskets (and turnovers) all night but managed to lock down in the final minutes and play their best ball to claim a victory to get over 0.500
The Golden State Warriors returned home after a three-game swing in the Southwest to take on the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors and Raptors came into the game with the fifth and sixth highest paces respectively. From the get-go, both teams played at a frenetic pace trading shot for shot.
The Warriors finish the toughest week of the season 5-0, all without Kevin Durant
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 139-115 at home behind a stellar performance from the reigning MVP. The home win extends their winning streak to 11, and the team has never looked better this season. Within the 11-win streak was a particularly difficult week long stretch, where the Warriors faced five straight playoff opponents.
Despite a fantastic first three quarters, Golden State collapsed late in the game, allowing Memphis to come back and win big.
A tale of two games
This one is still hard to process. The Golden State Warriors lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 119-128. But they played beautifully and sharply in the first three quarters, leading by as much as 24 points. It felt all but over as the Warriors started the fourth quarter up 98-79, then it all fell apart.
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