Durant gets a triple double as Warriors take care of the Hornets

With Curry and Draymond out, KD drops 35 on Charlotte

Karl Buscheck
December 06, 2017 - 7:20 pm

Kevin Durant went for a triple double and the Golden State Warriors took down the Charlotte Hornets, 101-87, on Wednesday night at the Spectrum Center.

In the absence of Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, Durant scored 35 points, grabbed 11 boards and dished out 10 assists. Klay Thompson with 22 and Nick Young with 10 were the only other Dubs in double figures.

Golden State is now 5-0 on the trip, with four of the five W's coming by a margin of at least 10.

The Warriors head a 53-38 lead at the intermission, as KD went for 20 points. The reigning Finals MVP went off in the opening quarter, accounting fot 16 of the club's 26 points, splashing six of his nine shots — including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc.

Making his first career start, Quinn Cook, the stand-in for Stephen Curry, hit two triples, scoring eight points in 21 minutes.

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