The Golden State Warriors bounced back Friday night in a huge win over the New York Knicks, winning by a final score of 126-103. Offense was flawless, defense was flawless, and led by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors were able to shine in the biggest stage in the NBA and lock up the win.
Klay Thompson scored 25 points, and 5/10 on 3-point shots and Stephen Curry had another triple-double with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists, close to the year anniversary of his dazzling 54-point game in MSG last season. Jermaine O’Neal, who has played surprisingly well as of late, scored 15 points off the bench.
That is since Madison Square’s renovation in 1968 that only LeBron James & Stephen Curry have both 50-point/triple-double games as visitors
— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 1, 2014
This game was out of hand in the first quarter. The Warriors caught some fire early and Curry led his team to a blazing start, storming out of the gates with a whopping 38-27 beginning to the ballgame. Other than Andrew Bogut‘s 3 personal fouls, the Warriors were playing flawless basketball. The following quarter, they didn’t slow down at all with 35 points, heading into halftime with a 21-point lead. The Knicks were consequently booed off their home court.
A few times, the Knicks were able to chip the lead down to 19, but the Warriors always had an answer, increasing their lead to 27 a couple of times. Other than this, the Warriors owned this game. Things got chippy late when Tyson Chandler and Marreese Speights got into a bit of a scuffle, sending Chandler to the locker room.
Friday night was the Warriors’ night in a pivotal game. They now improve their record to 2-1 on the roadtrip, and this is a much needed win with upcoming games against the red-hot Indiana Pacers, and the Eastern Conference’s third best Toronto Raptors.