Game Grades: OKC Thunder grab impressive win in Golden State

Isaiah Joe #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Joshua Gateley/Getty Images)
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The OKC Thunder extended their win streak with another blowout win. This time, taking care of business to jump-start a critical stretch.

The OKC Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 128-109 in the first of two meetings between the teams this week. The OKC Thunder controlled the game from early in the first quarter and secured an impressive road win.

The OKC Thunder blow out the Warriors for their third straight win.

Although there was no Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson made only one shot, the Thunder ensured there was no shortage of shooting excellence. The Thunder tied their season-high with 19 makes from 3-point range on their way to shooting a season-high 59.4% from deep.

Oklahoma City struggled in the opening minutes, but a first-quarter run saw it quickly seize control. Oklahoma City extended its lead to as much as 19 in the first half before Golden State stormed back to get within seven at halftime.

In the second half, the Warriors continued to make runs and got within two possessions a few times before the OKC Thunder held them off for good. While the hot shooting led the Thunder to their win, great passing played a role too.

The OKC Thunder finished with their second-best assist total of the season at 31. If the Thunder can continue to pass and shoot like they did in this game, Saturday’s matchup with the Warriors could look similar.