Sunday 21 January 2018 / 03:36 PM


Oklahoma City Thunder’s Game 1 boilover seemed a long-gone memory just 48 hours later as Steph Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a devastating, series-levelling 27-point win in Oakland.

The unanimous MVP blitzed the Thunder with 28 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the floor – including 5-for-8 from three-point range.

OKC pulled back to grab a shock lead in the second quarter after trailing by 7 at the end of the first, but an 11-2 Golden State run going into the halftime break took the wind out of the visitors’ resurgence.

A dominant 31-19 third quarter – including 15 straight Golden State points from Curry – put the result to bed, ensuring the Warriors would square it up at 1-all.

The Warriors’ bench came up big, with Andrew Iguodala racking up 14 points and Festus Ezeli notching 12 points on 100 % shooting.

Kevin Durant was a shining light for the beaten Thunder, top-scoring with 29 points, while Steven Adams tallied a game-high 10 boards in the center position.

The series now heads to Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy Arena for Game 3 on Monday morning (AEST).

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