Curry returns, Warriors blow 18 point lead, waste Wiggins breakout game in OT loss to Thunder


Stephen Curry returned after missing two games with a knee injury, Andrew Wiggins scored a season high 31 points but the Warriors blew an 18-point second half lead and lost 130-123 in overtime to the Thunder. Here are some key takeaways from the loss as Golden State dropped its sixth straight game and dipped to 6-8 on the season.

Wiggins has breakout game

Andrew Wiggins played his best offensive game of the season shooting 12-for-19 and 5-for-8 from three in scoring 31 points. Wiggins had 13 in the fourth quarter including what looked like the game winning three with :01.6 seconds remaining.

Wiggins said his confidence never wavered despite his early season struggles.

To foul or not to foul

With the Warriors up by three and :01.6 seconds remaining the team chose not to foul Chet Holmgren upon catching the inbounds pass from Josh Giddey. Holmgren faded away and buried the game tying shot to force overtime.

Steve Kerr addressed what the Warriors were trying to do on the final possession.

Andrew Wiggins explained his thought process on the game-tying play.

Game got away from Warriors in third quarter

After the Warriors built an 18 point lead the Thunder chipped away in part thanks to six turnovers in the third. OKC trimmed the lead down to two heading to the final frame.

Historic losing streak

The Warriors have lost six in a row overall and five in a row at home for just the second time in the Steve Kerr era. The other came in 2020 right before the NBA season was shut down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Stephen Curry postgame discussed the urgency to get back to the Warriors winning ways.

Next up for the Warriors will be the Houston Rockets on Monday night at Chase Center as Golden State looks to avoid a seven game losing streak and an 0-6 homestand.

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