Kevin Durant might have sat out Monday night while he recovers from a knee injury, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t some drama between the Warriors and Thunder.
As the two teams prepared for a jump ball with 5.3 seconds left in the second quarter and the Warriors leading by 17, Steph Curry and Thunder rookie Semaj Christon got into a scuffle as they tried to gain position. Players from both teams began pushing and shoving before the officials separated them. Curry, Christon, Draymond Green and Russell Westbrook were each assessed a technical.
Once the refs restored order, the players lined up again for a jump ball. As his teammates went after the loose ball, Curry leaked out toward the other end of the court. Klay Thompson eventually corralled the ball and threw a long pass to Curry, who fired a three to beat the buzzer and give the Warriors a 59-39 lead at halftime.