NBA Wrap: Warriors win bad-tempered clash with Thunder

The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95 in a bad-tempered clash on Monday thanks to Klay Thompson’s 34 points.

There has been bad blood between the two sides since former Thunder star Kevin Durant signed a free agent contract with the rival Warriors last summer, although Durant sat out the game with a long-term knee injury.

Stephen Curry and Oklahoma’s Semaj Christon were given technical fouls after exchanging shoves just before halftime, while Russell Westbrook and Draymond Green were also issued with technical fouls.

Curry hit 23 points for the Warriors, who won a fourth straight game, handing the Thunder a first loss in five.

Westbrook scored just 15 points on a bad night for him.

James Harden scored a layup with just 2.4 seconds left to give Houston a narrow 125-124 win over Denver.

Harden ended the night with 39 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.

Gary Harris top-scored for the Nuggets with 28 points.

Isaiah Thomas came back from injury to net 25 points and lead Boston to a 110-102 win over Washington.

Avery Bradley scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Boston, while Jae Crowder and Al Horford each scored 16.

Bradley Beal top-scored for the Wizards with 19 points, while John Wall added 16.

Indiana defeated Utah 107-100 off Jeff Teague’s 21 points, and 19 from Paul George.

Gordon Hayward was the star for the Jazz with a career-high 38 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in with 16 points and 14 boards.

Charlotte handed Atlanta their fourth straight loss with a 105-90 win.

Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker each scored 16 points for the Hornets, while Frank Kaminsky hit 14 points and grabbed five assists from the bench.

The Hawks were without All-Star forward Paul Millsap.

Orlando sneaked past Philadelphia 112-109 in overtime on the back of 26 points and 13 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic.

Evan Fournier added 19 points for the Magic as they came back from a 17-point second-half deficit.

Richaun Holmes and Robert Covington top-scored for the 76ers with 24 points each.

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