Warriors vs. Thunder Game 5: Score, Live Updates & Must-See Highlights

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8:50 – Hello, sports fans. We’re minutes away from Game 5 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The Warriors are one loss away from elimination, while the Thunder are one win away from punching their ticket to the NBA Finals.
This Russell Westbrook tradition is hilarious. What a fashion statement.

8:53 – If you’re a Thunder fan, you gotta love seeing this. No nerves there, just pure confidence oozing out of their pores.

8:56 – Still plenty of time left to reach out to your bookie.
1Q 8:14 – The Warriors are up 11-7 and looking sharp early. Draymond Green had a nice block on Westbrook, leading to a long two-pointer from Steph Curry. Golden State sure would love to see those two get off to a fast start tonight.

This Curry-to-Bogut alley-oop was a thing of beauty.

1Q 3:29 – GSW’s up 19-12. Durant and Westbrook have gotten off to very sluggish starts, combining to make just 3-16 from the floor.
And yes, Green still thinks he’s the next Bruce Lee.
Ice cold start for OKC.

End of 1Q – Golden State’s up 25-21. After an ugly start, OKC finished the quarter on a 9-3 run. The Thunder shot 8-28 from the floor, while the Warriors shot 9-19 from the floor. OKC has to be happy to only be down 4 right now.
Durant lead the way for OKC with 8 points on 3-9 shooting, and Thompson lead Golden State with 9 points on 3-9 shooting.
2Q 9:03 – GSW’s lead has shrunk to 1. Mo Speights gave the Warriors a nice boost off the bench, scoring 6 points on 2 three-point plays.

But Anthony Morrow has done the same for OKC, scoring 7 points off the bench.
Such a strange stat.

What a godawful jersey.

Steven Adams might be my favorite player in the league. He’s an absolute tank of a human being.

2Q 5:24 – The Warriors are up 47-39. Curry has scored 7 seven straight points, and the Oracle Arena is going bonkers.

2Q 2:55 – GSW’s up 53-45. They’re doing a much better job of moving the ball tonight. They already have 15 assists, which was their total amount of assists for Game 4.
2Q 1:33 – The Warriors are up 53-48, with Westbrook at the line for one more free throw. I know it’s early, but I’ve got a feeling we’re going to get an awesome finish tonight.
Halftime – GSW’s up 58-50 at the half. The Warriors shot a blistering 51.1% from the floor in the first half, while the Thunder shot 41.3%. Both teams grabbed 24 rebounds, which is interesting given that OKC has been dominating on the glass this series.
Durant and Westbrook were OKC’s leading scorers. Durant had 15 points on 6-15 shooting from the floor, and Westbrook had 13 points on 4-14 shooting from the floor.

Thompson and Curry were GSW’s leading scorers. Thompson had 16 points on 6-13 shooting from the floor, and Curry had 11 points on 4-8 shooting from the floor.

3Q 10:24 – The Thunder have cut Golden State’s lead to 1! Green fouled Durant while he was shooting a three, then got a technical for complaining about the call. Durant would go on to make all four free throws. Green is playing like total garbage this series AND acting like a world-class jerk. Not a great combo.
3Q 7:43 – The Warriors are up 65-61. Just watching this makes my ankles hurt.

3Q 3:46 – Golden State’s up 74-70. Westbrook gave the Thunder their first lead of the night with this 3-pointer.

But the Warriors came roaring back.
Also, Green is playing like a man possessed right now because my jinxing powers are very real.
End of 3Q – The Warriors are up 81-77. Wow, what an amazing quarter of basketball. This has easily been the most entertaining game since the first game of the series.

4Q 11:02 – Golden State came out fast, going on a quick 5-0 run and taking an 86-77 lead.

4Q 9:07 – The Warriors are up 91-81. They’ve outscored OKC 10-4 in the 4th quarter, and they are looking poised to make this a 3-2 series.
4Q 4:55 – Golden State’s up 103-95. It’s getting late now. The Thunder are really going to have to go on a big run to end the series tonight.

4Q 1:02 – The Warriors are up 111-101 and this one is over. The Thunder played well, but just didn’t have enough firepower to send Golden State home.

The Thunder made it interesting with this play by Westbrook…
…Followed by Durant getting a wide open look at a three-pointer after Westbrook missed the free-throw. Durant had a chance to make it 111-114 with roughly 35 seconds left, but he couldn’t knock it down.
Final – The Warriors won Game 5 120-111. The series will now head back to Oklahoma City for Game 6 on Saturday night.

In unsurprising fashion, Durant and Westbrook lead the way for the Thunder, and Curry and Thompson lead the way for the Warriors. Durant had 40 points on 12-31 shooting from the floor, and Westbrook had 31 points on 11-28 shooting from the floor.
Curry had 31 points on 9-20 shooting from the floor, and Thompson had 27 points on 8-21 shooting from the floor.
Golden State and OKC both ended up with 45 rebounds, which was a huge win for a smaller Warriors team. Free throws were a big difference tonight, as the Warriors went 31-34 from the line, while the Thunder went 20-24 from the charity stripe.
That’s it for me, folks. It’s time to start counting down the minutes until Game 6. It should be a doozy.

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