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Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combine for 49 points as Golden State Warriors rout San Antonio Spurs

Thursday 7 February 2019 07:46, UK

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 6:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors dunks the ball against the San Antonio Spurs on February 6, 2019 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) 1:59
Kevin Durrant and Klay Thompson scored 49 points between them as the Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson produced ultra-efficient shooting performances to lead the Golden State Warriors to a resounding 141-102 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

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Durant scored 23 points of 9-of-13 shooting (69.2 per cent), including 3-of-4 from three-point range. He also found time in his 29 minutes to record team highs with eight rebounds and nine assists.

Klay Thompson fires a fadeaway jump shot against San Antonio
Image: Klay Thompson fires a fadeaway jump shot against San Antonio

Thompson was even better, draining 11 of his 13 shots (84.6 per cent), including 4-of-5 from downtown, en route to a game-high 26.

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Powered by Durant and Thompson's unconscious shooting, the Warriors made 24-of-25 shots bridging the second and third quarters, breaking open a close game that ended as a 141-102 shellacking.

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The Warriors led just 49-45 late in the second period before finishing the half 7-for-7, extending the advantage to 66-52 at half-time.

Wednesday night's scores

  • San Antonio Spurs 102-141 Golden State Warriors
  • Houston Rockets 127-101 Sacramento Kings
  • Washington Wizards 129-148 Milwaukee Bucks
  • Denver Nuggets 130-135 Brooklyn Nets
  • New Orleans Pelicans 125-120 Chicago Bulls
  • Charlotte Hornets 93-99 Dallas Mavericks
  • Phoenix Suns 88-116 Utah Jazz

The two-time defending champs then made their first seven shots of the second half, a flurry they extended to 17-of-18 while turning the contest into a blowout.

Click the video at the top of the page to watch KD and Klay's stellar shooting performances.

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