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Kevin Durant’s First Career Triple Double Proves Too Much for Golden State Warriors

November 19th, 2012 at 3:16 PM
By Corbin Keith

After winning back to back games for the first time this season, the Golden State Warriors fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night by a score of 119-109. Kevin durant posted his first career triple double and Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 30 points.

The big difference is this game was each team's three point shooting. The Warriors shot 31.3% from three, which is not terrible but not great. The Thunder shot a ridiculous 65% from three, making 13 shots. This percentage difference, along with the fact that the Warriors had no answer for the Thunder's two superstars, led to Golden State's fifth loss of the year.

Bench production for both teams was fairly even. Kevin Martin led the Thunder bench, scoring 23 points while shooting 5-7 from behind the arc. The Warriors bench scoring was more spread out, but they were still paced by Carl Landry's 14 points, and Jarrett Jack's 12. Rookie Draymond Green has his best game as a rookie for the Warriors, scoring nine points while grabbing five rebounds.

Harrison Barnes scored 12 for the Warriors, giving his double digit scoring in three straight games. His increased production has make the coaching staff happy. Stephen Curry led all Warriors players with 22 points, while shooting 4-8 from three and dishing out six assists. David Lee posted his third straight double-double(19 points, 10 rebounds), and his fifth out of the last six games, the one game he did not post a double-double he was one rebound shy.

The Warriors continue this back-to-back Texas road trip as they take on the Dallas Mavericks tonight. Tip-off in scheduled for 8:30 PM EST/5:30 PM PST

Tags: Basketball, Carl Landry, David Lee, Golden State, Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, NBA, Stephen Curry

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