Thunder’s Big Three Leads Way in Win over Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder's "big three" players scored 76 of OKC's 108 points in a 108-91 win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.

In just his second game back in OKC as a member of the Warriors, former Thunder star Kevin Durant had 21 points and made three 3-pointers, and was booed every time he touched the ball.

Russell Westbrook fueled the crowd even more by nearly recording a triple double.

Westbrook led all scorers with 34 points and had 10 rebounds and 9 assists.

Twice Westbrook and Durant got into a trash talking exchange, once in the second quarter, and again in the third, going head to head at each other as both received technical fouls.

Westbrook got plenty of help, with Paul George scoring 20 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and hitting four 3-pointers, while Carmelo  Anthony had 22 points and hit three 3's.

Steven Adams added a double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Thunder took advantage of early Warrior turnovers to build a seven point lead after the first quarter, and it grew to 17 at halftime at 65-48.

Golden State finished with 22 turnovers for the game, and were outrebounded 50-39.

OKC built the lead to 23 after the third quarter and the outcome was never in doubt in the fourth quarter, with Warriors coach Steve Kerr pulling his starters early.

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 24 points and hit three 3-pointers.

Other than Curry, who was 9-for-18 from the field, the other four Warriors starters combined to make just 12 of 36 shots from the field.

The Thunder ended a seven-game regular season losing streak to the Warriors and a three-game home losing streak in regular season play.

OKC improves to 8-9 on the season.

The Thunder host Detroit on Friday at 7:00 pm at Chesapeake Arena.