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).
— William Hill Aus (@WillHillAus) May 19, 2016