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After a great win at home versus Portland, the Warriors came back and pushed Oklahoma City Thunder to the brink. But they couldn’t finish the job and ended losing to them, 120-109. The Warriors played rather well but after a 14-3 run in the late fourth quarter, the Thunder pulled away. Statistically, the Warriors played excellent. They shot 47% from the field and 43% behind the arc. But once again and it seems to be a recurring theme, the Warriors lost the battle of the boards and the battle of shooting free throws. They shot 18 less free throws than the Thunder and gave up 19 offensive boards. The Warriors also scored 30 points less in the paint (58-28).

David Lee and Dorell Wright played great, while Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis played regular. Lee had 19 points and seven boards, while Wright, literally, had his break out game of the year. He finished the night with 23 points and nine boards. Curry and Ellis added 15 and 13 points respectively while dishing out six assists each. Off the bench rookie, Klay Thompson, had his Jeckyll and Hyde moment, contributing 14 points in 19 minutes.

Next up for the Warriors are the floundering Sacramento Kings. Warriors play them at home on Tuesday night.