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NBA playoffs: Oklahoma rally back to beat Golden State and draw first blood

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By Euronews
NBA playoffs: Oklahoma rally back to beat Golden State and draw first blood

<p>The record-breaking Golden State Warriors suffered a game one defeat at the hands of the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday as their best-of-seven Western conference final got under way.</p> <p>The defending <span class="caps">NBA</span> champions took control of the encounter at their home Oracle Arena early on with <span class="caps">MVP</span> Steph Curry and Klay Thompson doing most of the damage.</p> <p>Curry’s 3-pointer to beat the halftime buzzer gave Golden State a 60-47 lead at the break.</p> <p>Oklahoma steadied the ship in the second half with some tight defence and some inspired offence, notably from Russel Westbrook who started to fire on all cylinders and kick started a stirring comeback from the visitors.</p> <p>Westbrook finished with 27 points, 24 of them coming in the second half.</p> <p>Kevin Durant chipped in with 26 for Oklahoma who rallied back to take a 108-102 Game one victory.</p> <p>Billy Donovan’s men will now look to double their series lead on Wednesday night as Game two stays in Oakland.</p>