Sport Kevin Durant leads depleted Warriors to win over Charlotte

06:20  07 december  2017
06:20  07 december  2017 Source:   sfchronicle.com

Curry comes through in OT, Warriors outlast Lakers 127-123

  Curry comes through in OT, Warriors outlast Lakers 127-123 After struggling from long range all night, Stephen Curry hit two quick 3-pointers to open overtime and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Los Angeles Lakers 127-123 on Wednesday.The victory prevented the Warriors from losing two straight games for the first time this season.Kevin Durant led Golden State with 29 points, while Curry added 28 and Klay Thompson 20. Curry had 13 points in overtime.Brandon Ingram scored a career-high 32 to lead the Lakers. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson had 21 each, and Julius Randle scored 20.Curry was 1 for 7 on 3-point attempts in regulation.

Kevin Durant (35 points) shoots over Charlotte ’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Photo: Chuck Burton, Associated Press. In leading the Warriors to a 101-87 win over the Hornets, Durant scored a season-high 35 points to go with 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his ninth career triple-double and his

What they saw instead was Golden State’s other former MVP, Kevin Durant , reinforce that he is still one of the best players in the world. In leading the Warriors to a 101-87 win over the Hornets, Durant poured in a season-high 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his ninth career triple-double

CHARLOTTE — Blue No. 30 Warriors jerseys dotted a capacity Spectrum Center crowd Wednesday night. Those Stephen Curry fans had come to see the hometown hero, only to learn that he would be out with a sprained right ankle.

Warriors’ Curry injures ankle in final minute of come-from-behind win

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Kevin Durant leads depleted Warriors to win over Charlotte # KevinDurant took control in every way, securing triple-double 35 points, 11 rebounds 10 assists to lead his team to 101-87 over Charlotte Hornets Wednesday December 6th, at Spectrum Center.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, forward Carmelo Anthony, center As the injury- depleted Warriors labored through a 3-7 skid, their critics speculated: Is this the year Golden State stops playing deep into June?

What they saw instead was Golden State’s other former MVP, Kevin Durant, reinforce that he is still one of the best players in the world. In leading the Warriors to a 101-87 win over the Hornets, Durant poured in a season-high 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his ninth career triple-double (second with Golden State).

BOX SCORE: WARRIORS 101, HORNETS 87

Klay Thompson was a worthy sidekick, chipping in 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting on a night the Warriors never trailed. Golden State has now started a road trip 5-0 for the third time in the Steve Kerr era.

Golden State shot 47.6 percent from the field, including 11-for-30 from three-point range, while forcing Charlotte into 63 misses. A Hornets team that entered Wednesday averaging 105.4 points per game was held under 90 points for just the third time this season.

Kevin Durant weighs in on playing without Stephen Curry

  Kevin Durant weighs in on playing without Stephen Curry Kevin Durant said the team has to play with a different style when point guard Stephen Curry, who is injured, isn't on the court.Curry is sidelined with a sprained right ankle for the next two weeks, which many thought would give Durant more opportunity, and he certainly delivered for the Warriors while admitting the team has to play with a "different style.

On Thursday, they blew a big opportunity to make headway as they fell to the depleted Golden State Warriors Simmons Averaging a Triple Double Over Win Streak. Mo Bamba Could Be the Next Rudy Gobert. Although the Spurs led by eight with 4:44 remaining, Kevin Durant erupted for 15 of his

Still, Golden State improved to 5-0 on their six-game road trip with a 101-87 win in Charlotte . How? Let me explain. Here’s what we learned in a game where the Warriors led by as many as 26 points Kevin Durant was superb on Wednesday.

For the first time since five right ankle sprains limited Curry’s 2011-12 season to 26 games, the Warriors are trying to weather an extended regular-season stretch without the face of the franchise.

Going at least two weeks without a player of Curry’s caliber would doom most teams, but Golden State is built to survive a crisis. It has three other All-Stars in their prime, including Durant, to help make up Curry’s 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

What was already a challenge was only made more daunting when forward Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and guard Patrick McCaw (nose contusion/concussion) were ruled out before tip-off. Point guard Quinn Cook, recalled hours earlier from the G League, earned his first career NBA start. Filling in for Green was rookie Jordan Bell.

Center Zaza Pachulia did not return after heading to the locker room with nagging left shoulder pain less than five minutes into the game, leaving the Warriors without three of their five regular starters. No matter. Even without the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Golden State challenged shooters, cut off driving lanes and held the Hornets to just 18 first-quarter points.

Durant leads short-handed Warriors past Portland 111-104

  Durant leads short-handed Warriors past Portland 111-104 Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, leading the short-handed Golden State Warriors past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 on Monday night. BOX SCORE: WARRIORS 111, TRAIL BLAZERS 104Klay Thompson overcame a cold shooting start to score 24 points as Golden State played without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who is nursing a sprained right ankle and missed his third straight game. Draymond Green sat out with a sore right shoulder while starting center Zaza Pachulia was sidelined for his second game in a row because of soreness in his left shoulder.

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife. The Warriors can close the first-round series with a win Sunday afternoon in San Antonio in Game 4.

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Curry’s absence paved the way for Durant, a future Hall of Famer in his own right, to settle in as the Warriors’ unquestioned leader. At one point late in the first, Durant (16 points) was outscoring Charlotte (12). The eight-time All-Star appeared uninhibited, picking apart the Hornets with a blend of one-on-one isolation plays and spot-up jumpers, as he powered Golden State to a 26-point, second-quarter lead.

It was a feel-good outburst from a player who has been uncharacteristically inconsistent in his second season with the Warriors. Typically one of the league’s more poised All-Stars, he has been ejected three times this season, including twice in three games entering Wednesday. Durant is on pace for a career-high in turnovers.

The Hornets jolted out of their early malaise, outscoring Golden State in the third quarter and trimming their deficit to seven points midway through the fourth, before the Warriors finally pulled away for good. Fans began to file toward the exits after Andre Iguodala converted an And-1 layup with less than five minutes left to put the Warriors up 95-80.

The Warriors have now won the two games they’ve played without Curry by a combined 24 points. Luckily for them, they have Durant to shoulder the load in Curry’s absence.

Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: cletourneau@sfchronicle.com. Twitter: @Con_Chron

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