CHARLOTTE, NC – The Golden State Warriors do not have MVP Stephen Curry due to a sprained right ankle, but fortunately for them, they still have a healthy MVP on the list.
In a premier role, Kevin Durant took control of the offensive in each facet, securing his first triple-double of the season with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead his team to a 101- win. 87 over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center.
The 6-foot-11 forward also included two blocks. He is the 15th player in the history of the Warriors to register multiple double triples with the franchise. Golden State (20-6) is 2-1 in the season without Curry and a victory away from sweeping a six-game road.
Draymond Green (shoulder pain) and Patrick McCaw (concussion protocol) had the afternoon off. Quinn Cook and Jordan Bell started as point guard and power forward. Cook drained two triples and scored eight points, and Bell caught five rebounds and beat a maximum of three blocks.
The Hornets never led the game and went down by 26. They cut the margin to seven in the game. midway through the fourth quarter but could not gain more ground. The home team had a 35 percent effectiveness.
The Warriors defeated the Hornets seven consecutive times, and the last four conquered two digits. The Warriors accumulated 26 assists at night, breaking their seven-game losing streak of 30 or more assists.
Kevin Durant performs a fake move, leads to the basket, Euro-steps between two defenders and drains an easy layup.
Zaza Pachulia left the game four minutes with pain in the left shoulder. He did not return. David West started the second half.
Kemba Walker scored 24 points for Charlotte (9-14). Cody Zeller suffered a distension in his left knee in the third quarter and did not return.
The Detroit Pistons are the next opponent of the defending champions on Friday.