Stephen Curry was not in the building, the first of maybe a month of games he's going to miss with a leg injury. Who would take charge of the Warriors' offense with No. 30 out?
Thompson knocked down 12 3-pointers and scored 42 points to lead the Warriors as they blew past the Thunder.
"It was a beautiful game to watch him play…" Draymond Green said of Thompson, via the Associated Press."We needed it. It's been a while since we had a blowout win. It's good to get this one, especially first game with Steph out. It was good to start off on this foot and try to create some momentum."
Jordan Poole is back in the starting lineup with Curry out, scoring 21 points with 12 assists (a career best).
All-Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 20 points. But this was Thompson's night. And one for the Warriors.
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