Oklahoma City improved its record to a Western Conference best 16-3 and got their road trip off to a good start with a 120-109 win over the Golden State Warriors.
The Thunder used a 14-3 run in the fourth quarter to stop a Warriors run and ultimately capture the victory. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 37 points and 14 rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 28 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City. If there was a negative for the Thunder it was that Durant and Westbrook finished with seven turnovers each. Serge Ibaka logged a double-double with 20 points and 12 boards while James Harden chipped in 19 points off the bench.
Dorell Wright led the Warriors with 23 points and nine rebounds including 6-9 shooting from beyond-the-arc. David Lee added 19 points. Steph Curry finished with 15 points and rookie Kyle Thompson scored 14 points off the bench. Monta Ellis rounded out the Warriors double figure scorers with 13 points. Curry and Ellis combined to shoot 11-33 in the game and were 2-11 from three-point range.
The Thunder have a two game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the race for the top seed in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is in the middle of a three game road trip and will play seven of their next eight games on the road.
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