Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2022-2023 Regular Season between the Golden State Warriors (GSW) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) on February 7, 2023 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Chase Center.
The Golden State Warriors defended homecourt against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder as they came out of the arena with another triumph.
The Warriors played without their star guard, Stephen Curry, but still pulled off a blowout win against Oklahoma. With Curry sidelined, Thompson stood up for the team and had a spectacular performance.
The other “Splash Brother” tallied a season-high 42 points while recording 12 three-point shots. Poole added 21 points and a career-best 12 dishes as he started on Curry’s spot.
“It was a beautiful game to watch him play,” Draymond Green said of Thompson’s huge output.
“… We needed it. It’s been a while since we had a blowout win. It’s good to get this one, especially first game with Steph out. It was good to start off on this foot and try to create some momentum.”
With that, Thompson has now eight total games with ten or more three-pointers made in his career, second in NBA history behind Curry’s 22.
“This is a confidence booster for sure to play without him, but to see the performance of the team, amazing individual performances we got,” coach Steve Kerr shared. “It was a feel-good game for a lot of people and that just really fuels everybody. Hopefully we can keep that going.”
Wiggins had 18 against Oklahoma while DiVincenzo scored 14 points.
The Warriors also shot unfairly in front of their home crowd, converting 57% of their shots. Because of this, they were able to stack up a lead that reached by as much as 29 points, a winning deficit that the opposing squad was not able to overcome before the final buzzer.
In addition, they took advantage of Oklahoma’s poor performance in the second quarter and had an offensive avalanche in the third period where they scored 44 points and held the Thunder to register 26 points.
As for the Thunder, they have now lost three of their last five contests, two of which are against Golden State where they have gained setbacks on both occassions.
Shai Gigeous-Alexander led the team with 20 points while Wiggins and Giddey had 19 and 15 points, respectively. Mann came into the court as part of their secondary cast and produced 18 points on 8-17 shooting.
OKC will take on the Los Angeles Lakers on their next matchup tomorrow, a game where “The King” is projected to claim the all-time scoring record. Both teams are looking to bounce back from defeats on their recent contests.
Golden State improves to 28-26 while the Thunder falls down to 25-28.
Warriors vs Thunder
37-31; 16-29; 26-44; 35-37
Warriors (141) – Thompson 42, Poole 21, Wiggins 18, DiVincenzo 14, Green 12
Thunder (114) – Gilgeous-Alexander 20, Wiggins 19, Mann 18, Giddey 15, Williams 9