OAKLAND—The Golden State Warriors have won three straight games, following a 125-101 blowout over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, November 10.
All-Star Kevin Durant snapped a streak of 72 straight regular season games with at least 20 points in the win, scoring 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Durant reflected on the ended streak after the game, citing team goals as his main priority.
“It was cool while it lasted,” Durant said. “Up there with some great names. But I’ve got bigger goals in mind.”
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr explained why he sat Durant late in the game, rather than allowing him to try to keep his streak going.
“None of it matters and our guys know that,” Kerr said. “It’s about winning. I’m not going to mess with the basketball gods. If you want to leave a guy out there to get some kind of record, you’re asking for an injury. The game called for him to come out. He came out. He had no problem with it. I think there is going to be a lot of that stuff this year.”
Steph Curry led all scorers with 33 points, five rebounds and seven assists. The two-time MVP made 7 of 13 3-pointers in 30 minutes of play. Draymond Green narrowly missed a double-double while scoring 13-point and adding nine rebounds and five assists. Klay Thompson made 7 of 14 field goals for 19 points in the Warriors seventh win of the season.
The Warriors are now 7-2 overall and ranked second in the Western Conference. Golden State will travel to Arizona for a one-game road trip against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, November 13.