OAKLAND, Calif.- The Golden State Warriors returned to Oracle Arena after a poor campaign on the road.
Losses in Washington, Chicago, and San Antonio paired with close wins in New York and Atlanta, the Warriors needed a boost when they returned home.
Golden State posted three wins in a row, hosting Philadelphia, Orlando, and Milwaukee on Saturday night to reclaim their previous winning form.
During the Warriors 112-92 win against the Orlando Magic on Friday night, Klay Thompson posted 29 points on 20 shots and 5 assists in one of his characteristic first quarter runs.
In the first, Thompson scored 21 points on 8-11 shooting with five 3-pointers.
Thompson was pleased with his start saying, “when Draymond [Green] and Steph [Curry] are pushing the break, usually something great happens and tonight was one of those nights where you get a few good looks early… it was a great start to the game. It felt good to have a great margin of victory because we haven’t had one of those in a while.”
The Warriors 117-92 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night provided Steph Curry with a chance to engage with his previous form.
Curry ended the night with 28 points, hitting 6 of 8 from 3-point range, four rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Curry admitted, “it was mission accomplished.”
Coach, Steve Kerr, thought the Warriors were able to persevere on a tough portion of the schedule.
“I feel like we were able to push through. Our guys look fresher and hopefully we can carry this momentum on the road.”
The Warriors head to Oklahoma City, then Dallas. A journey which gladdened Kerr.
“I’m actually going to show them a map and show them how close it is from Oklahoma City to Dallas,” Kerr joked before talking seriously about how important winning on the road is.
“We shouldn’t be intimidated at all by geography, so that’s good. We’ve kind of gotten into a good groove the last couple of games.”
Kevin Durant is expected to travel with the Warriors.