The Golden State Warriors revived their home court reputation after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 118-91, in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday at the Oracle Arena.
The two-time MVP Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-8 from the three-point range. Curry frightened the Warriors after a first quarter drive into the stands. The crowd was worrying that it would cause Curry another injury. Luckily, the MVP seemed to be fine and continued the game.
“The elbow’s fine,” said Curry via ESPN, who hit it first on a metal platform, then later bonked it again. “It looks like it has a tennis ball on top of it.
“I should be all right.”
The Thunder’s plan did not work out well in Game 2 especially in the second half where Stephen Curry made an outstanding shooting performance. The Warriors star managed to score 15 points in just one minute and 58 seconds giving the Thunder a 20-point deficit.
Thunder duo Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both scored double-digits but failed to carry the team due to turnovers and poor shooting performance. Durant scored 29 points but had eight turnovers. Westbrook posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 assists but only shot 5-of-14 from the field.
The Warriors’ bench scoring also became a huge factor in the outcome of the game. Three bench players managed to score double-digits wherein Andre Iguodala had 14 points, Marreese Speights with 13 points and Festus Ezeli with 12 points.
Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Here are some of the game highlights in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder:
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