The MVP returned against Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at Oracle Arena with a bang. The Warriors tied the Chicago Bulls record of 44 consecutive home wins in NBA by beating OKC 121-106. Thunder led 80-71 at the end of the third quarter.
Curry opted to rest his injured left ankle when the Warriors played Atlanta Hawks at home on Tuesday. Without the MVP, the Warriors were able to secure an over-time win and improved their stats to 54-5.
At the end of the First Quarter: Warriors lead 29-28.
The Warriors also won the game against the OKC Thunder last Saturday, a game that also went into OT. Curry, in a bid to guide his side to a win, twisted his ankle during the third quarter. Curry returned in the final stages with a taped ankle and notched up a match-winning 37-foot three pointer before the buzzer. He also tied the record for maximum three-pointers in a NBA game by posting 12 against Thunder, as reported by ESPN.
At Half Time: Warriors lead 63-61.
The MVP’s left ankle was stamped by Russell Westbrook after he rolled his ankle. Andre Igoudala’s appearance was also questionable for the Thursday’s game due to an injured hamstring, but he is match-fit.
If they win, the Warriors will tie the record with 44 straight home wins. The Chicago Bulls of the mid-nineties hold the current record.
At the end of third quarter: The Warriors trail 80-71 to Thunder
Kevin Durant is eyeing another triple double. He is leading the Thunder side to build up a lead. He has posted 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Andre Igoudala’s injured hamstring continued to bother him, he left for the bench but returned for the final quarter.
The Warriors staged a come back in final quarter.
Warriors 109, Thunder 97 — 3:25 left in the fourth quarter
Warriors look desperate to tie the Bulls’ record. Curry and company extends their lead.
Final Score: Warriors 121, Thunder 106.