The first half of Game 2 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors had a lot of fans biting their nails, especially the ones in the Bay Area who feared going down 2-0. But after a relatively even first 22 minutes, the Warriors closed the first half on an 8-0 run, thanks, in part, to a ridiculous play from Andre Igoudala.
In the final minute of the second quarter, Stephen Curry nearly turned the ball over on a fast break up the floor. But a deflection from Russell Westbrook ended up in the hands of Iggy, who took the contact and made the most improbable layup with an and-1.
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The shot from above the rim:
The Warriors entered the locker room at halftime up 57-49. But more important than the lead, the Warriors finally had the momentum.
Golden State rode that momentum into the second half, outscoring OKC 31-19 in the third quarter to ultimately help them win in a 118-91 blowout. Curry led the Warriors with 28 points, shooting 5-of-8 from three. Kevin Durant had 29, most of which came in the first half.
The Thunder had a chance to make a statement in Game 2, and they did for the better part of the first half. But they'll head back to OKC with a bad taste in their mouth after a rough second half. Still, you have to give props to them for stealing a game in Oakland.
Games 3 and 4 will be an energized environment, there's no reason to think the Thunder can't win both. The defending champs have perhaps their biggest test coming up.