The Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-95 in a dominant performance at the Chase Center on Friday night. The Warriors led by as many as 27 points in the game and never looked back.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 28 points and 7 assists, while Klay Thompson added 20 points and 6 rebounds. Draymond Green had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.

The Thunder were led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who had 24 points and 8 assists. Josh Giddey added 18 points and 7 rebounds.

Highlights

First quarter: The Warriors got off to a hot start, taking a 12-point lead in the first quarter. Curry and Thompson were both on fire early, scoring 8 points each in the first six minutes of the game.
Second quarter: The Warriors continued their dominance in the second quarter, outscoring the Thunder by 10 points. Green was the catalyst for the Warriors' offense, scoring 6 points and dishing out 5 assists in the second quarter.
Third quarter: The Thunder tried to make a comeback in the third quarter, but the Warriors were able to maintain their lead. Curry hit a clutch three-pointer with 30 seconds left in the quarter to give the Warriors a 15-point lead.
Fourth quarter: The Warriors cruised to victory in the fourth quarter. They were able to stretch their lead to as many as 27 points before settling for the 17-point win.

Analysis

The Warriors were the better team in every facet of the game. They shot 50% from the field and 40% from three-point range, while the Thunder shot 38% from the field and 28% from three-point range. The Warriors also outrebounded the Thunder 50-33.

Curry, Thompson, and Green were all outstanding for the Warriors. Curry was his usual self, hitting 6 three-pointers and making smart decisions with the ball. Thompson was also efficient from the field, making 8 of his 12 shots. Green did a little bit of everything, scoring, rebounding, and passing at a high level.

Gilgeous-Alexander and Giddey were the bright spots for the Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander was a scoring machine, getting to the rim and creating shots for his teammates. Giddey was also solid, showcasing his passing and rebounding skills.

Conclusion

The Warriors' victory was a statement to the rest of the league. They are still the team to beat in the Western Conference. The Thunder, on the other hand, have a lot of work to do if they want to compete with the top teams in the league.

Post-match quotes

Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors guard):

"We played a great game tonight. We were able to get off to a hot start and we were able to maintain our lead throughout the game. Our defense was also key to our victory. We were able to hold the Thunder to a low shooting percentage."

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder guard):

"We played a good game tonight, but we made too many mistakes. We gave up too many easy baskets, and we struggled to get stops on defense. We need to learn from our mistakes and move on."

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