To start their three-game road trip, the Golden State Warriors win over the Thunder on Monday night, 128-120. The Warriors put on a solid showing; they have recently been more competitive away from the Chase Center, winning three of their last four games.
The night’s biggest star was Stephen Curry. He ended the game with 38 points on 12-of-20 field goal shooting, 12 assists, and eight rebounds, stuffing the stat sheet with a close-to triple-double. His 12 shots were particularly notable since they brought his career total of made field goals to 7,222, passing Wilt Chamberlain’s (7,216) mark for the most in Warriors team history.
After missing two games due to sickness, Andrew Wiggins made his way back into the starting lineup. Since his comeback from a 15-game absence due to an adductor strain, Wiggins hasn’t performed like himself, but Monday night was different. He moved around with the hyper-athleticism that Warriors supporters have come to expect from him and was aggressive in the pursuit of his shot. Draymond Green and head coach Steve Kerr praised his performance in the front court.
The Warriors have a record of 26-24, which is enough for fifth place in the Western Conference rankings. They are now 4-1 in their last five games. Beginning on Wednesday, they’ll play back-to-back games against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets as part of their current road trip.