Steven Adams has had his quietest game of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder suffered a 111-95 defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors.
Adams mustered nine points and a solitary rebound in 22 minutes of action as the Warriors took a 20-point halftime lead and never looked back.
His one rebound display was the fewest amount of rebounds he has recorded in a game since December 2014, while his 22 minutes on the floor was one of his lowest minutes logged in a game this season.
The Thunder preferred to play Enes Kanter down the stretch, partially due to garbage time, but also because he was the better performer on the day with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Most of the Thunder starters struggled, with Russell Westbrook putting up 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, but shooting 4/16 from the field and committing five turnovers.
Klay Thompson had 34 points and Steph Curry scored 23 for the Warriors, with the pair hitting 14 threes between them.
Curry exchanged shoves with Oklahoma City's Semaj Christon just before halftime, and both were issued technical fouls.
The Golden State star tangled with Christon as the pair vied for position around a jump ball with 5.3 seconds left. Players from both teams converged around them, and there was pushing on both sides. Oklahoma City's Westbrook and Golden State's Draymond Green also got technicals after getting caught in the middle. It was Westbrook's 15th technical of the season.
Curry had the last laugh, hitting a three-pointer to beat the halftime buzzer and running down the tunnel to the locker room.
The game doubled as Golden State's second visit to Oklahoma City since former Thunder star Kevin Durant signed a free agent contract with the Warriors last summer. Durant has been out since February with a left knee injury and is not playing in this one.
The loss drops the Thunder to 40-30 on the season, back into a share of sixth in the Western Conference alongside the Memphis Grizzlies.
- NZ Herald and AP