Warriors vs. Thunder

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't have Kevin Durant for Monday night's game at Oklahoma City.

With or without Durant, there's animosity to go around in this hot-blooded rivalry.

Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Warriors beat the Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talk, technical fouls and a shoving match centered around the usually cool-headed Curry.

It was Golden State's second visit to Oklahoma City since Durant spurned his longtime employer to sign a free agent contract with the Warriors last summer. Durant has been out since February with a left knee injury and sat on the bench with his team.

Even with Durant out, the negative energy from the first meeting was still there. Curry exchanged shoves with Semaj Christon just before halftime, and both were issued technical fouls. Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Golden State's Draymond Green also got technicals for their roles in the skirmish.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, knocks
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, knocks the ball away from Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo, left, shoots
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Victor Oladipo, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward David West defends during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Golden State Warriors forward David West during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee, left, and
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Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee, left, and forward Kevin Durant, right, celebrate on the bench following a basket by the Warriors during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and
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Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) and forward Draymond Green, right, double-team Oklahoma City Thunder forward Taj Gibson, center, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson (21) and guard Victor Oladipo (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) shoots
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Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (11) shoots over Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Taj Gibson (22) dunks
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Taj Gibson (22) dunks in front of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and center Zaza Pachulia (27) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reach for the ball during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

From left, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook
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From left, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and guard Semaj Christon (6), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, Thunder forward Taj Gibson, and Warriors guards Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson get into a tussle during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. At right are Warriors center Zaza Pachulia and Thunder guard Victor Oladipo.

Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee, left, injured
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Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee, left, injured forward Kevin Durant, center, and guard Stephen Curry, right, laugh on the bench during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson, right, tries
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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson, right, tries to take the ball away from Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Taj Gibson, center, and guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 20, 2017. Golden State won 111-95.

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