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German guard Dennis Schroder scored 22 points, Italian forward Danilo Gallinari added 21 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Golden State Warriors 120-92 on Sunday for their first victory of the season.
The blowout matched Oklahoma City’s largest margin of victory over the Warriors since the franchise moved from Seattle before the 2008-09 season.
Oklahoma City roared out to a 70-37 halftime lead with Schroder having 16 points and six rebounds.
A three by Gallinari put the Thunder ahead 95-56 with just over four minutes left in the third quarter and forced a Warriors timeout. Oklahoma City led 105-68 heading into the final period.
Steph Curry scored 23 points and the Warriors were missing not only Klay Thompson but also Kevin Looney, one of the few remaining players of their championship era.
Photo credit: Golden State Warriors