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Curry's 33 lead Warriors past Thunder 110-88 without Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) One of Golden State's former MVPs was out, so the other stepped forward.

Stephen Curry picked up the slack for the injured Kevin Durant, scoring 33 points to help Golden State roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-88 on Saturday night and clinch a playoff spot.

Many Oklahoma City fans hoped for the chance to boo Durant, but the league's No. 4 scorer sat out his second straight game with a sprained right ankle.

Golden State also made up for Durant's absence with defense. Oklahoma City shot 32 percent from the field, its worst percentage of the season, and made just 13 of 41 3-pointers.

''Our intensity and our focus for 48 minutes - we were trying to force them into tough shots,'' Curry said. ''Over the course of the game - especially early in the first quarter - we imposed our will. We did our best to take care of the basketball so they didn't have easy transition opportunities. And we rebounded the ball well. So all things considered, really solid effort, knowing that if you give them momentum in this building, they are tough.''

Klay Thompson scored 23 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.

Paul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder added 15 points for the Thunder.

Russell Westbrook scored just seven points on 2-for-16 shooting and missed all seven of his 3-point attempts. He had nine assists and eight rebounds, but Thompson's defense largely took him out of the game.

''Trying to prevent him from getting downhill, beating you from the outside because when he's getting to the rim, attacking, that's when everybody's getting the ball at their best,'' Thompson said.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the 6-foot-7 Thompson is a good matchup for the 6-3 Westbrook.

''Klay always takes on the challenge,'' Kerr said. ''He's got the size to stand up to Russ and does a good job of impeding his progress going to the rim and I thought our weak-side guys came over and helped.''

The Warriors shot 61 percent from the field in the first quarter and made 7 of 11 3-pointers to take a 40-27 lead and set the tone.

''I didn't think we got off to a great start defensively in the first quarter,'' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. ''I actually thought we defended from that point forward fairly well in terms of contesting and getting out there. The first quarter, we gave up too many open 3s.''

Curry scored 19 points in the first half to help the Warriors lead 64-46 at the break, and he scored 11 more in the third quarter to put the Warriors up 87-71 at the end of the period. They were never threatened after that.

''We missed shots that we've been making all season,'' George said. ''That's it. That really was the game.''

TIP-INS

Warriors: Andre Iguodala started in Durant's place and scored two points in 23 minutes. ... F Draymond Green had nine points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Thunder: Oklahoma City's jerseys included a patch with the logo of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores for the first time. Earlier in the week, the Thunder became the final NBA team with a corporate sponsorship. The league began selling jersey sponsorships in 2017-18 when Nike became the league's official apparel company.

STAT LINES

Westbrook, who averages a triple-double, failed to reach double figures in points, rebounds or assists for just the second time this season. The previous time was a loss to Dallas on Dec. 30. It's the third time he failed to reach double digits in scoring.

16th TECHNICAL

Westbrook was called for a technical foul in the second quarter after he thought he got fouled on a post-up against Thompson. It was his 16th technical of the season, which means he'll be suspended for Monday's game against Miami unless one of his technicals is rescinded.

When asked about it after the game, Westbrook simply said, ''Next question'' to each inquiry.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Visit the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.

Thunder: Host the Miami Heat on Monday.

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Key Players
S. Curry
30 PG
R. Westbrook
0 PG
35.8 Min. Per Game 35.8
23.2 Pts. Per Game 23.2
10.5 Ast. Per Game 10.5
11.1 Reb. Per Game 11.1
47.3 Field Goal % 42.7
47.3 Three Point % 42.8
91.4 Free Throw % 65.2
  Defensive rebound by Quinn Cook 0:05
  Hamidou Diallo missed driving layup, blocked by Jordan Bell 0:08
+ 1 Jonas Jerebko made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:21
  Shooting foul on Hamidou Diallo 0:21
+ 1 Nerlens Noel made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:36
  OKC team rebound 0:36
  Shooting foul on Jordan Bell 0:36
  Hamidou Diallo missed jump shot, blocked by Jacob Evans 0:41
+ 2 Quinn Cook made jump shot 0:50
  Deonte Burton missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:59
  OKC team rebound 0:59
Team Stats
Points 110 88
Field Goals 39-83 (47.0%) 31-96 (32.3%)
3-Pointers 15-35 (42.9%) 13-41 (31.7%)
Free Throws 17-22 (77.3%) 13-23 (56.5%)
Total Rebounds 60 64
Offensive 8 17
Defensive 45 35
Team 7 12
Assists 25 18
Steals 10 4
Blocks 6 5
Turnovers 16 16
Fouls 22 18
Technicals 2 1
33 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST
29 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST
1234T
away team logo Warriors 47-21 40242323110
home team logo Thunder 42-28 2719251788
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 47-21 117.1 PPG 43.7 RPG 28.4 APG
home team logo Thunder 42-28 105.2 PPG 43.2 RPG 22.6 APG
Key Players
S. Curry PG 26.7 PPG 5.9 RPG 5.3 APG 45.3 FG%
P. George SF 28.6 PPG 8.6 RPG 3.6 APG 43.6 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Curry PG 33 PTS 7 REB 3 AST
P. George SF 29 PTS 13 REB 2 AST
47.0 FG% 32.3
42.9 3PT FG% 31.7
77.3 FT% 56.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Curry 33 7 3 10/23 5/12 8/10 1 33 2 0 4 1 6 +19 44
K. Thompson 23 8 4 9/21 3/8 2/2 1 34 3 1 1 2 6 +22 42
D. Cousins 12 8 6 5/11 1/3 1/2 4 26 2 2 0 1 7 +19 36
D. Green 9 8 6 3/6 3/4 0/0 2 34 1 1 2 0 8 +17 29
A. Iguodala 2 1 4 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 23 1 1 1 0 1 +18 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Curry 33 7 3 10/23 5/12 8/10 1 33 2 0 4 1 6 +19 44
K. Thompson 23 8 4 9/21 3/8 2/2 1 34 3 1 1 2 6 +22 42
D. Cousins 12 8 6 5/11 1/3 1/2 4 26 2 2 0 1 7 +19 36
D. Green 9 8 6 3/6 3/4 0/0 2 34 1 1 2 0 8 +17 29
A. Iguodala 2 1 4 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 23 1 1 1 0 1 +18 12
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
Q. Cook 8 6 0 3/5 2/4 0/0 0 15 0 0 3 0 6 +3 11
A. McKinnie 7 7 1 2/5 1/2 2/2 5 17 1 0 0 2 5 -6 17
S. Livingston 6 0 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 16 0 0 1 0 0 +2 7
K. Looney 4 2 0 1/2 0/0 2/4 4 18 0 0 1 1 1 -1 5
J. Jerebko 2 1 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 +4 3
J. Bell 2 4 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 13 0 1 2 1 3 +5 5
J. Evans 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 +4 2
D. Lee 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 +4 0
K. Durant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Derrickson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Bogut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 110 53 25 39/83 15/35 17/22 22 235 10 6 16 8 45 +110 213
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. George 29 13 2 9/25 4/12 7/11 2 37 1 0 2 2 11 -17 45
J. Grant 11 6 1 4/11 3/6 0/0 1 24 0 0 2 2 4 -22 17
S. Adams 9 9 1 4/7 0/0 1/4 1 33 1 2 2 7 2 -19 21
R. Westbrook 7 8 9 2/16 0/7 3/4 5 31 1 1 4 0 8 -18 31
T. Ferguson 2 2 0 1/5 0/3 0/0 2 26 0 0 2 1 1 -19 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. George 29 13 2 9/25 4/12 7/11 2 37 1 0 2 2 11 -17 45
J. Grant 11 6 1 4/11 3/6 0/0 1 24 0 0 2 2 4 -22 17
S. Adams 9 9 1 4/7 0/0 1/4 1 33 1 2 2 7 2 -19 21
R. Westbrook 7 8 9 2/16 0/7 3/4 5 31 1 1 4 0 8 -18 31
T. Ferguson 2 2 0 1/5 0/3 0/0 2 26 0 0 2 1 1 -19 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Schroder 15 0 3 6/14 3/8 0/0 0 28 0 0 2 0 0 -2 19
M. Morris 8 5 0 3/7 2/3 0/0 3 16 1 0 0 2 3 +1 14
A. Nader 3 6 0 1/4 1/2 0/0 2 19 0 1 1 0 6 -3 9
N. Noel 3 2 1 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 10 0 1 1 2 0 +2 7
D. Burton 1 1 1 0/3 0/0 1/2 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 -7 4
P. Patterson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
H. Diallo 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0
A. Roberson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Grantham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Felton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 88 52 18 31/96 13/41 13/23 18 235 4 5 16 17 35 -110 169