OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors never led in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. They turned the ball over 25 times — tying a season-high. They were so frustrated with the officials, at one point owner Joe Lacob stood up and spiked his blazer to the floor.
The visitors were the aggressors and the Dubs’ weeklong funk persisted as they lost, 125-105.
In what was supposed to be the wake-up call for the mentally drained Warriors, it was Russell Westbrook who took control of the game. The reigning MVP scored 34 points with nine rebounds and nine assists.
Kevin Durant tried to match that firepower early, but it wasn’t enough. He finished with 33 points on 14 shots against his former team.
With just less than nine minutes to play, Draymond Green was ejected. He earned his 12th and 13th technical fouls of the season. Three more and he’ll be suspended for a game.
The officials weren’t the reason the Warriors lost, but they didn’t have a great night either. This call about sums it up:
It doesn’t get much worse than this foul call: pic.twitter.com/zibdlSFYBe
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) February 7, 2018
It wasn’t a great night for anyone not on the Thunder.