Golden state warriors bounced back from their surprise game one loss at the oracle center to dispatch okc thunder in style in a vital game two victory.
Stephen Curry exploded for 15 of his 28 points over a 1:58 stretch of the third quarter, helping the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Oklahoma Thunder en route to a 118-91 victory that evened the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.Curry, who had 11 points in the first 28-plus minutes of the game, poured in 17 in the game-breaking third quarter as the defending NBA champs rebounded from a Game 1 loss. With Curry having gone scoreless from the final minute of the first quarter until the fifth minute of the third, the Warriors found themselves in another tough tussle with the third-seeded Thunder until the two-time Most Valuable Player single-handedly created some separation.The spree began with a 3-pointer at the 7:09 mark of the third period, and it continued when he was fouled by Thunder star Kevin Durant on another 3-point attempt 36 seconds later.
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Curry connected on nine of 15 shots overall and five of eight 3-point attempts as the Warriors outshot the Thunder 50.6 percent to 44.9 and outscored them 39-21 on 3-pointers.Klay Thompson had 15 points on a 5-for-17 shooting night for Golden State, which also got double-figure scoring from Andre Iguodala (14 points), Marreese Speights (13), Festus Ezeli (12), Harrison Barnes (11) and Draymond Green (10).Green led the Warriors in both rebounds with eight and assists with seven.Durant was the game’s top scorer with 29 points, 23 coming in the first half. He was 11-for-18 from the field, but his teammates combined to miss 36 of 60.Russell Westbrook, who had a game-high 27 points in the Thunder’s 108-102 Game 1 win on Monday, was held to 16 points on 5-for-14 shooting. He did find time for a game-high 12 assists, giving him his second consecutive double-double.Steven Adams had a game-high 10 rebounds to go with 9 points for the Thunder, who also found themselves in a 1-1 tie in their previous series against Dallas and San Antonio before eventually eliminating both.