NBA: Warriors dominate Thunder to clinch playoff berth

Although Golden State Warriors has been missing Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry scored a game-high 33 points to see off Oklahoma City Thunder.

Published : Mar 17, 2019 11:31 IST

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry

The Golden State Warriors did not have a problem taking down Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, as Stephen Curry starred with a game-high 33 points in the absence of Kevin Durant.

Golden State was dominant in a 110-88 victory over Oklahoma City and managed to clinch a berth in the NBA Playoffs at the final buzzer.

Although the Warriors have been missing a star in Durant, Curry lit up the opposition, trailed by Klay Thompson, who posted 23 points.

Paul George had a decent showing for Oklahoma City, scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. But Russell Westbrook's seven points on 2-of-16 shooting did not do the squad any favours. 

The Warriors still have the best record in the Western Conference, but nothing is a lock. The fifth-placed Thunder have now lost their last two games and have a tough schedule ahead of them.

Beal, Booker among the best

Bradley Beal scored 40 points in the Washington Wizards' 135-128 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies, while Devin Booker also notched 40 points and 13 assists as Phoenix Suns edged out New Orleans Pelicans 138-136.

Kyrie Irving was just short of a triple-double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, helping the Boston Celtics top the Atlanta Hawks 129-120.

Jazz win despite rusty Rubio

Ricky Rubio only scored 12 points on 2-of-13 shooting, but the Utah Jazz still beat the Brooklyn Nets handily, 114-98.

Powell alley-oop powers home Mavericks


Dwight Powell gathered an alley-oop for an impressive finish at the rim as the Dallas Mavericks handed the Cleveland Cavaliers a 121-116 loss.

Paul Millsap, meanwhile, sealed the deal in Denver Nuggets' 102-100 victory against Indiana Pacers with a clutch left-handed layup.


Saturday's results

Boston Celtics 129-120 Atlanta Hawks
Washington Wizards 135-128 Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Pelicans 136-138 Phoenix Suns 
Dallas Mavericks 121-116 Cleveland Cavaliers 
Oklahoma City Thunder 88-110 Golden State Warriors
San Antonio Spurs 108-103 Portland Trail Blazers
Denver Nuggets 102-100 Indiana Pacers
Utah Jazz 114-98 Brooklyn Nets 

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment