33 Points Kevin Du­rant scored for the Thun­der

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Ok­la­homa City handed Golden State a more com­plete beat­ing than any­thing the War­riors had ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing their record-set­ting sea­son, win­ning 133-105 to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Western Con­fer­ence fi­nals. Sud­denly, a sec­ond straight ti­tle that for so long seemed cer­tain for Golden State is in jeop­ardy, and the Thun­der firmly have the up­per hand. Kevin Du­rant scored 33 points and Rus­sell West­brook had 30 points, 12 as­sists and eight re­bounds in a one-sided game. The War­riors, who set an NBA record with 73 vic­to­ries in the reg­u­lar sea­son, trailed by 41 points at one stage; their largest deficit this sea­son. “We got what we de­served,” said War­riors coach Steve Kerr. Golden State will be in an un­com­fort­able po­si­tion head­ing into Game 4 to­mor­row in Ok­la­homa City, but the War­riors re­main con­fi­dent. Golden State trailed Mem­phis and Cleve­land 2-1 in play-offs last year.

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