Kevin Durant scored 28 points, rookie James Harden added a career-high 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder capitalized on a brief blowup by Golden State's Corey Maggette to pull away from the Warriors for a 104-88 victory on Monday night.
Oklahoma City led by one when Maggette drew two technical fouls
for arguing with official Derek Richardson late in the third
quarter. Durant hit both free throws, and Russell Westbrook added
two more from the initial foul against Maggette.
Between Maggette's ejection and the end of the third quarter,
the Thunder outscored Golden State 16-5.
Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 31 points but committed nine
turnovers. Golden State opened a five-game trip with assistant
Keith Smart in charge while coach Don Nelson fights pneumonia.