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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors showed precisely why they deserve to be mentioned among the league's best with a huge home win.
Turnovers cost Oklahoma City (33-10) down the stretch, and they committed a total of 19 that translated into 23 fast break points for the Warriors (28-15). The game was tightly contested through three quarters, with Oklahoma City holding a three-point lead. But a strong fourth quarter marked with a balanced scoring effort gave the Warriors the edge.
The game was close throughout the night with 19 lead changes and 16 ties. The stat sheet echoed that sentiment, as the rebounding margin (GSW, 40-39), points in the paint disparity (OKC, 42-40) and turnover differential (OKC, 19-15) were all close at the end of the night.
Russell Westbrook has been on a tear of late, but he struggled in this contest, shooting just 3 of 16 from the field for a total of 10 points.
David Lee notched yet another double-double for Golden State with 22 points and 12 rebounds.