Shoving ensues late in the first half of the game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder
SCUFFLE. Stephen Curry gets chippy with Russell Westbrook and Semaj Christon in the first half. File photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP
MANILA, Philippines – Things escalated late in the first half when guards Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Semaj Christon got into a scramble during Golden State’s visit at Oklahoma City on Monday, March 20 (Tuesday, March 21 in Manila).
While awaiting the Thunder’s possession to commence, Curry and Christon started nudging each other and it didn’t take long for the nearby Westbrook to go and defend his teammate.
Emotions quickly ran high as players from both teams, including Draymond Green, got into the scramble. Others were trying to pull teammates away.
Warriors’ Stephen Curry scraps with Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (full video) pic.twitter.com/Xv38FaLvdN
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 21, 2017
Curry, Green, Westbrook, and Christon were all slapped with technicals.
But the reigning two-time MVP Curry had the last laugh at the half as he promptly pulled up and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the ensuing play before sprinting to the locker room.
Warriors run the home run play off jump ball, Steph beats buzzer with a 3 pic.twitter.com/aIRPg7Rcm3
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 21, 2017
The Warriors led at halftime, 59-39.