Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 in the third quarter, when the Golden State Warriors ran another opponent off the floor on their way to a 125-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.
Kevin Durant added 22 points and nine rebounds for Golden State, which trailed by one at halftime before outscoring New York 39-18 in the third to end things early.
Steph with the 4-point play! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MSTMy9Mj2y- Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 27, 2018
The Warriors improved to 3-0 since the All-Star break and beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time, one shy of their longest winning streak in the series. They won nine straight in 1963-64.
A night shy of the five-year anniversary of Curry's 54-point Madison Square Garden masterpiece, the Warriors showed how many weapons they have around him now, making 15 3-pointers and putting six players in double figures.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 23 points and Trey Burke had 18 for the Knicks. >> Read more
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Despite the fact the Knicks held a one-point lead over the almighty Warriors at halftime, a second-half collapse felt inevitable. And it came quickly. The Knicks came out of halftime with their usual pitiful third quarter, getting outscored 39-18, turning a one-point lead to a 20-point deficit. It's amazing how poor this Knicks team is in the third quarter this season. Head coach Jeff Hornacek continues to fail in getting this team to come out firing in the second half. That was the frustrating part about this game. The first half is almost irrelevant for the Knicks.
Knicks fans just want to see a strong effort the final 20 games. The Warriors are just on another level right now with the way the current rosters stack up, and the third quarter represented how everyone thought this game would play out. It was refreshing to see Mudiay finally have a great game and make some 3-pointers for once. It was nice to see Frank Ntilikina take a dozen shots and show some confidence as well. The Knicks did show some promise, but in the end it is another loss and another game closer to this nightmare season's end.
The Knicks begin a four-game road trip when they face the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday at 10:30 p.m.