Durant’s triple double lifts Thunder pass Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant recorded his first triple double to lift his team pass the Golden State Warriors. The final score on Sunday night was 119-109.
Durant finished the game with 25 points, 10 assists, and 13 rebounds.
In an interview with Thunders’ head coach Scott Brooks talked about Durant’s performance to NewsOk, saying, “Every year, for the next 100 years, he’s going to be an MVP-type caliber player. And this is what MVP players do. They make your team better. You win games. And you do everything. You fill the stat sheet. You don’t want to be a guy that just scores 35 and your team doesn’t have success.”
Throughout most of the game, the Thunder were in total control. At the half, the Thunder had a 13-point advantage.
In the fourth quarter, the Warriors attempted a comeback, led by back up point guard Jarret Jack and forward David Lee. However, they fell short.
Stephen Curry led the team with 22 points and six assists.
Despite the loss, the Warriors actually had a higher field goal percentage than the Thunder. The Warriors were shooting 52.4 percent from the field where as the Thunder were shooting 50.6.
It was the Thunder’s three pointers that also gave them the win. The Thunder made 13 of 20 three pointers, whereas the Warriors only scored five of them, reports SB Nation Bay Area.