Behind a combined 63 points from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the OKC Thunder took a 2-1 series lead Sunday against the Golden State Warriors with a 133-105 beatdown in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
Westbrook also added 12 assists and eight rebounds in the rout.
Suddenly and unexpectedly fighting for the postseason survival, the Dubs face plenty of questions heading into a must-win Game 4, as Draymond Green awaits a call from the League on his kick of Thunder center Steven Adams.
Per the AP:
The Warriors, who set an NBA record with 73 victories in the regular season, trailed by 41 points, their largest deficit this season. […] “We got what we deserved,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Durant made 10 of 15 shots and Westbrook was 10 of 19. It was the first time this postseason both players shot better than 50 percent from the field. […] “We’re not going to win that way,” Golden State guard Klay Thompson said. “One of those guys got to have an off night.”
Golden State will be in an uncomfortable position heading into Game 4 on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, but the Warriors remain confident. Golden State trailed Memphis and Cleveland 2-1 in playoff series last year and won both on its way to claiming the NBA title. […] “Both times, we got blown out in Game 3, and we responded well, so we have that memory,” Kerr said. “I’m confident we’re going to come out and play a really good game in Game 4, and we’ll see what happens.”