Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to welcome rout
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March 17, 2017 - 1:46am
Stephen Curry scared Warriors fans and Klay Thompson captivated them, all in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game against Orlando.
Curry returned from an early ankle injury to score 25 points, and Thompson cooled off after a smoking-hot start to finish with 29 as the Warriors coasted to a 122-92 victory at Oracle Arena.
Andre Iguodala added 14 points as Golden State officially clinched the Pacific Division title.
More important, they posted their first convincing victory since Kevin Durant sprained his left knee Feb. 28 in Washington.
Curry rolled his right ankle after stepping on the foot of Orlando’s Evan Fournier in the lane.
Curry hobbled to the locker room, leaving the crowd in a state of anxiety for a few minutes.
Curry missed 2:59 of game action, returning to the court to a rousing ovation equal parts enthusiasm and relief.
Curry finished the first half with nine points and seven assists, missing all four of his attempts from three-point land.
Or the Pacers, against whom Thompson scored 60 — in only three quarters — on Dec. 5.
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