The Warriors overcame a languid first half Tuesday night with a potent third quarter behind Stephen Curry and came away with a 123-112 victory over the Knicks at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors next host Minnesota on Thursday before a showdown of first-place teams Saturday when the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics come to Oracle. Kevin Durant totaled 14 points and added a career-high 14 assists but was ejected after receiving his second technical foul with 2:50 remaining in the game. Tuesday night was no exception, but the energy level of the crowd seemed to ramp up more than usual after a quiet first half. "So the second half, his whole thing is like he's trying to get me". Of course, they are going to make another attempt at unloading Joakim Noah's albatross deal (three-year, $55MM left on his contract).
If I told you that was the recipe, you wouldn't have expected the final product to taste like anything but dominance. This sentiment, along with several buckets from the Knicks, seemed to go over the warriors heads in the first half.
Zaza Pachulia put up a surprising 13 points in 14 minutes as he exploited a favorable matchup with Enes Kanter.
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Golden State did so, turning the ball over only 12 times (three times in the last two minutes once the starters were pulled out) and limiting the Knicks to only 12 fast break points. Thompson struggled to nine points on 4-for-10 shooting, missing all three of his 3-point tries.
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were also chosen as reserves Tuesday, giving the defending National Basketball Association champions a record-tying four All-Stars for the second straight year. However, a combined team effort in the second quarter and a bit sloppiness by the Knicks, helped the Dubs get near of Knicks' first-half score as the half-time ended with a score of 60-58.
New York's rebuild began on June 25, 2015, when then team president Phil Jackson selected Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. "First time in National Basketball Association history to have four guys go two years in a row is incredible". Join 30,000 other users who win cash by playing NostraGamus.
Three years after Thompson's 37-point quarter on January 23, 2015, against the Kings, Kerr recalled the moment.