Warriors showcase their offensive potency in rout of Bucks

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March 19, 2017 - 1:45am
The two-time reigning NBA MVP crouched low for dramatic effect, watching the swish of the net, before he twirled around in celebration. Golden State’s third straight victory gave them a 2½-game cushion over San Antonio for the Western Conference’s top seed. The Warriors finished a blistering 60 percent from the field, including 12-for-23 from three-point range. In their first six games without Durant, the Warriors averaged 98.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting (31.7 percent from three-point range). With the Warriors back to their movement-heavy, three-point-happy blueprint, much of the crowd leaned forward in their seats as Curry launched a prayer from behind the logo as the halftime buzzer sounded. In that second quarter, it had totaled 36 points on 14-for-17 shooting from the field (5-for-6 from three-point range). By the time Curry netted a three to put Golden State up 76-49 midway through the third quarter, Milwaukee — fresh off Friday’s emotional win over the Lakers — had effectively squandered any hope of a big road victory.

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