Nicolas Batum

NBA: It gets chippy as Warriors roll at OKC

NBA: It gets chippy as Warriors roll at OKC

Klay Thompson scored 34 points Monday night as the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 111-95, in a heated matchup filled with trash talking, physical play and technical fouls.

It was Golden State’s second visit to Oklahoma City since former Thunder star Kevin Durant signed a free-agent contract with the rival Warriors last summer. Durant has been sidelined since February with a left knee injury and sat on the bench with his team.

Even with Durant out, the negative energy from the first meeting was still there. Stephen Curry exchanged shoves with Oklahoma City’s Semaj Christon just before halftime; both were issued technical fouls. The Thunder’s Russell...

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