Warriors vs Thunder Game 1: Second quarter highlights


Here all the highlights of the second quarter of Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder.

After a strong first quarter by the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Warriors kept their hot start going and quickly built a double-digit lead on the Thunder.

Backup point guard Shaun Livingston added to the list of players stepping up for the Warriors in Game 1, when he threw down a huge slam with extra emphasis.

Leandro Barbosa would also get in the action for the Warriors, as he used a head fake to blow by Thunder defenders and get to the hoop. For Barbosa, it was like turning back the clock with his speed again.

Before the Warriors could completely run away with the game and turn it into another blowout, Kevin Durant got out on the fast break and put down a slam of his own to give the Thunder some needed momentum.

Durant wasn’t done either. After the huge dunk, he would come down and hit a huge three to cut down the deficit and force the Warriors to take a timeout and think things over.

Before the Thunder could pull closer, Klay Thompson took advantage of Steven Adams on him and went right on by for the layup and to put the Warriors’ lead back to seven.

A couple of plays later, Thompson would remain hot and begin to find his shot from beyond the arc. He would hit the huge three and the Warriors would have a double-digit lead again.

Draymond Green would then decide to get involved a little more on offense and would make a nifty spin move to cut to the hoop and pick up some points.

With the Warriors building that lead again, Durant would answer back and slammed home a lob from Russell Westbrook.

As the Warriors got out in transition, Serge Ibaka would make an incredible block on Thompson, who had an open layup attempt.

After the Ibaka block, Thompson would come unglued and score a bevy of points to give the Warriors their big advantage back.

There would be a scary scene toward the end of the quarter, when both Klay Thompson and Russell Westbrook would collide with each other at full speed.

Then at the end of the half, Stephen Curry would hit a huge three at the buzzer, which erupted the crowd in M-V-P chants.

What a way to end the first half of Game 1.