No Durant, no problem for the Warriors. Golden State made easy work of the Thunder on Saturday, beating OKC 110-88. Steph Curry led all scorers with 33 points, shooting 10-23 from the field. Paul George had a solid game in the losing effort, scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. Westbrook struggled, shooting 2-16, scoring just seven points in the lost.
With the win, the Warriors were able to keep a one game lead over the Denver Nuggets, who also won on Saturday night. Golden State has struggled as of late, recording a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. Their lack of form has allowed the Nuggets to sneak into the race for the number one side, with the race getting as tight as possible in the last few days.
The Warriors will finish off their four game road trip with two more games. The Warriors visit the Spurs in a challenging game in San Antonio before going to Minnesota as they look to maintain their top position in the Western Conference.
As for the Thunder, another loss will not help their playoff positioning. OKC has lost two games in a row, and have slipped from third place to fifth place in the West in a matter of days. After the loss to the Warriors, OKC is trailing Portland by a half-game. The Thunder will have to turn in solid performances in their next few games. OKC play the highly competitive Raptors two times in the next three games, making for a tough schedule in an essential part of the season. Look for Russell Westbrook and Paul George to turn it up as the regular season winds down.