In the victory over the National Basketball Association champions, Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season in a game in which Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo was carted off on a stretcher with 7:17 left with an apparent left leg injury.
As the Thunder have Thanksgiving off before facing the Hornets at home on Friday, here are three takeaways from the win over the Warriors. It was his second game back since missing five with a sprained left ankle, then another when he welcomed twin daughters Saturday night. Guard Hamidou Diallo elevated for a defensive rebound early in the fourth quarter, but came down awkwardly and dangerously.
"There's just been a lot of things on this road trip that have impacted any level of consistency, our rotation, of having any idea of who's going to be playing", he told the Associated Press. Oklahoma dominated throughout the game, inspired by George, who had 25 points, five assists and nine rebounds, while Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double with 11 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.
Curry has been recovering from a groin injury, and Green is still recovering from a toe injury.
VIDEO: Hamidou Diallo Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury, Leaves On Stretcher
He has struggled on the court during the Warriors' 1-4 stretch, shooting 3-for-21 from three-point range.
He could still opt to re-sign with the Warriors, who will begin playing at Chase Center next season after 47 years at Oakland's Oracle Arena.
The win improved Oklahoma's record to 11-6 for the season, moving the Thunder up in fourth place in the Western Conference, just ahead of Golden State, which is now 12-7 after losing four straight games for the first time in the Steve Kerr era. "I think we can all say it's the best news that it was his ankle and it was a sprain".
With the tirade between the two causing aftershocks at Golden State, there's speculation that Durant might be ready to move on through free agency in the summer.