OKLAHOMA TAKE 2-1 LEAD IN WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
33 Points Kevin Durant scored for the Thunder
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.