Washington—Klay Thompson scored 25 points and Stephen Curry added 22 as the Golden State Warriors won their eighth consecutive game, routing Indiana 120-83 Monday to complete a four-game road sweep.
Kevin Durant added 14 points while Draymond Green contributed 10 as the Warriors improved to 12-2, helped by a season-high 60 rebounds.
“What a great trip,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I thought we really defended well and we moved the ball extremely well.” Durant grabbed 11 rebounds, all of them on the defensive side, and added six assists, two blocked shots and two steals.
“We contested lots of shots and blocked 10 of them,” Kerr said. “We’re getting those blocks from different people. It’s also great to see how well Kevin is defending. He was really good at that end.”
Durant, who joined the Warriors from Oklahoma City in the off-season, said he and his new teammates still are adjusting to each other. “We played well but we still are getting used to each other,” Durant said. “It takes time to come together. I still think we are capable of being a lot better.”
A cold-shooting Pacers lineup made only 33 of 103 shots with starters Paul George and Myles Turner out with ankle injuries and guard Jeff Teague suffering an ankle injury in the third quarter as Indiana fell to 7-8.
“We knew coming in that this could be a trap scenario,” Curry said. “Finishing up a road trip against an injury-bugged team, it’s easy to lose focus. We wanted to be consistent for 48 minutes tonight. It’s a great way to finish a 4-0 road trip.”—AFP