The Golden State Warriors turned up the heat late on the Milwaukee Bucks before finishing them off from the perimeter.
Even the absence of sharpshooting star Stephen Curry and a low-key night for fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson couldn’t slow down the best team in the West at the end.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Draymond Green added 21 and Golden State used a 13-4 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 108-94 win Friday night.
With Curry still sidelined by a right ankle injury, the Warriors clamped down on defense and did most of their damage on the other end in the lane.
Durant’s mid-range jumper gave Golden State a 96-90 lead before the All-Star forward hit an open 3 with 2:15 left to cap the run with a three-possession lead. The Warriors were just 3 of 13 from 3-point range until Durant and Green hit back-to-back 3s in the final 3 minutes to seal their 11th straight road win.
“We were just getting lazy,” coach Steve Kerr about his team’s defense in the third quarter. “It caught us off-guard a little bit but we were able to get back to our defensive mentality of being the aggressor in the fourth quarter.”
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