Speights leads Warriors past Thunder 

click to enlarge Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, lays up a shot as the Thunder's Reggie Jackson during Sunday's game. - SUE OGROCKI/AP
  • Sue Ogrocki/AP
  • Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, lays up a shot as the Thunder's Reggie Jackson during Sunday's game.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Marreese Speights scored 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86 on Sunday night.

It matched the second-highest scoring game of Speights' career and was his best total since 2009.

Klay Thompson scored 20 points and Stephen Curry added 15 for the Warriors (10-2), who won despite shooting a season-low 35.5 percent from the field. Thompson and Curry, two of the top 10 scorers in the league, combined to make just 11 of 35 shots.

Reggie Jackson had 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Anthony Morrow added 16 points and matched a career high with 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City. Serge Ibaka scored 16 points, but shot just 5 of 17 for the Thunder (3-13), who lost their sixth in a row.

Curry was fouled with 16 seconds left and the Warriors up by two. Curry, who had made 47 of his first 49 free throws this season, missed the first and made the second to give Golden State an 89-86 lead.

Jackson drove and found Andre Roberson, who missed everything on an open 3-pointer. Thompson was fouled and made two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining to put away the game.

Jackson was fouled on a drive and right-handed dunk, and he made the free throw with just over a minute left in the second quarter to cut what had been a 10-point Warriors lead to two. Thompson responded with a 3-pointer, and Golden State led 52-47 at halftime.

Neither team scored in the second half until 9:12 remained in the third quarter, and the first field goal came with 7:31 left in the period.

A reverse layup and a floater by Jackson tied the game at 65. The Thunder took their first lead on a free throw by Morrow after a technical foul against Golden State coach Steve Kerr. A three-point play by Speights with 2.5 seconds left in the third quarter gave the Warriors a 70-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

TIP-INS

Thunder: Jackson, who has been forced to play huge minutes because of Russell Westbrook's broken right hand, entered the game leading the NBA in minutes played. He played 36 minutes on Sunday night. ... Coach Scott Brooks was issued a technical foul in the first quarter.

Warriors: Kerr said the team might get David Lee (strained left hamstring) back by the end of their current road trip, which concludes Nov. 30 at Detroit. Lee last played on Nov. 5. ... The Warriors made 7 of 15 3s in the first half, but missed all 10 in the second half. ... Center Andrew Bogut left the game in the first quarter with a right orbital contusion and did not return. Guard Leandro Barbosa left the game with a right knee sprain and did not return.

UP NEXT

Warriors: Visit Miami on Tuesday.

Thunder: Host Utah on Wednesday.

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of...

More by The Associated Press

Latest in Golden State Warriors

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Videos

Most Popular Stories

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation