Friday, November 18 in San Francisco, Stephen Curry scored 24 points, Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins each scored 20 points, and the Golden State Warriors continued their excellent home performance with a 111-101 victory over the New York Knicks (Saturday, November 19, Manila time).
The Warriors advanced to 7-1 on their home court with Curry completing a double-double with a game-high 10 assists and Draymond Green contributing 10 points, 9 rebounds, and seven assists. Golden State’s road record is 0-8.
Julius Randle scored 20 points and RJ Barrett added 18 for the Knicks, who began their five-game Western swing with victories over the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets.
The Warriors improved to 3-0 against Eastern Conference opponents this season by virtue of their superior shooting, both from the field and beyond. Golden State outshot the Knicks 45.1% to 34.5% overall and 36% to 26.5% from three-point range, with Thompson and Wiggins each making eight of sixteen attempts.
Curry scored the majority of his points on 5-of-13 three-point attempts. 10 additional three-pointers from Thompson (4), Wiggins (3), and Jordan Poole (3) helped Golden State outscore the opposition 54-27 from long range.
After a Randle three-pointer with 5:54 remaining, the Knicks were still in the game with a score of 98-90, despite trailing by double digits throughout the majority of the game and by as much as 20 points at times.
However, Curry made a basket and a free throw, and Thompson added two baskets, including a three-pointer, during an eight-point run that allowed Golden State to coast to victory.
Golden State won despite being outscored at the free throw line 32-11. Poole scored 13 points and JaMychal Green added 12 for the Warriors.
For the Knicks, Jalen Brunson (13 points), Cam Reddish (11 points), and Jericho Sims (10) also scored in double figures. Sims completed a second-half double-double with a game-high 10 rebounds.
Wiggins (3), Thompson (3), and Curry (2) combined to make 8 three-pointers on 18 attempts during the first half, when the Warriors held a 22-point lead. During the same 24 minutes, the Knicks shot 6-for-18 from beyond the arc, resulting in a 61-50 deficit for the visitors.