Thunder Dominate Warriors Again, Take 3-1 Series Lead With 118-94 Win

Golden State has finally lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. And it has put them on the brink of elimination.

The Oklahoma City Thunder flexed their collective muscle once again, using two massive first-half runs to dominate on their way to a 118-94 victory and a 3-1 series lead over the Warriors.

OKC came out of the gates on fire, scoring 16 unanswered points to take a 22-8 lead early in the first quarter. The Warriors rallied and were able to cut the lead to two at the start of the second, but the Thunder closed the half on a monstrous 40-23 run to take a 72-53 lead into the break.

However, Golden State was not done. Klay Thompson's hot shooting in the third quarter (19 points) carried the Warriors as they cut the deficit to six - but that's as close as they would get. The Thunder reeled off another big run, using a 20-6 spurt in the fourth to really put this game out of reach.

Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 36 points, 11 assists and 1 rebounds. It was his fifth straight game with a double-double (the 10th time he's done it in 15 games this postseason) and the first time he has posted a triple-double in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant also played extremely well with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Andre Roberson added a surprise 17 points and 12 boards. All five starters scored in double figures for the Thunder.

Thompson finished with 26 points, but he didn't get much help form his teammates. Stephen Curry finished with 19 points on just 6/20 shooting, with Draymond Green also adding just six points (1/7 shooting).

Golden State will try to fight off elimination in Game 5 of this series in Oakland on Thursday. Tip off is set for 9:00 pm ET on TNT.

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