OAKLAND—The Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-122, on Thursday, November 3.
The game marked the first match up between former teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, who have formed a budding rivalry since Durant departed for Golden State this past season.
Durant heavily outplayed his old running mate in Westbrook, leading all scorers with 39 points while making seven three-pointers. The former number two overall pick was dismissive of the rivalry after the game.
“I don’t want to say that any part of the game was strange,” Durant said. “I moved on. I’m part of the Golden State Warriors. I’m excited to be a part of the team. What I did those last eight years was special and something I’m never going to forget.”
Russell Westbrook finished the game with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists while only making four of his 15 field goal attempts. Westbrook shared a positive attitude after the loss, reflecting on the Thunder’s strong start to the season.
“It’s one game, one loss for us,” Westbrook said. “We’ll move on and get ready for the next one.”
Victor Oladipo led Oklahoma City with 21 points in the game. The Thunder are now 4-1 in their first season in eight years without Durant.
Stephen Curry added 21 points and seven assists for the Warriors, while Klay Thompson made four of eight three-pointers and scored 18 points.
The Golden State Warriors moved to 4-1 on the season after their victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder.