New York Knicks vs. Golden State Warriors live scores and stats – November 18, 2022 Gametracker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Steve Kerr wanted Klay Thompson to relax a bit, let the game come to him.

And Thompson is certainly showing signs of finding his shooting groove again.

“I’ve been thinking about that a lot,” Thompson said of being patient.

He scored 20 points with four 3-pointers, Stephen Curry added 24 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks 111-101 on Friday night.

Andrew Wiggins added 20 points with seven rebounds and Draymond Green contributed 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists with two blocked shots.

Thompson hit 4 of his first 6 shots with three 3s for 11 early runs.

“It seemed like every time Klay made an extra pass, the ball started to move and then we got a wide open shot,” said Kerr. ”We finished with 32 assists. It started with Klay taking a more patient approach early on. And then the game paid off.”

Jordan Poole scored 13 points off the bench and JaMychal Green 12. He credited a team meeting earlier Friday when the Warriors had a difficult conversation about their fight and “addressed the elephants in the room.”

Thompson called it “a very constructive meeting … an incredible time of growth.”

“I feel like tonight was the best game we put up in defense,” he said.

Julius Randle had 20 points and seven rebounds and RJ Barrett scored 18 for the cold-shooting Knicks, who started 5 of 22, shot 34.5% and tried to catch up all night.

Jalen Brunson struggled with his shot to go 2 for 13 – 1 for 5 from long range – and finish with 13 points for New York after a 106-103 victory in Denver on Wednesday night. The Knicks had won two straight and three out of four, but missed their longest winning streak to date.

HOME AND AWAY

The Warriors are 7-1 at home and 0-8 away.

“I’m actually much more interested in why we’re not playing well on the road than why we’re playing well at home,” said Kerr. “I expect to play well at home. We have a good track record here over the years and good players, great fans. No reason why we shouldn’t check our home field. But we also have to put it together along the way.”

Golden State made a three-game home run to the Knicks, winning its last eight games in New York.

“For me, the road record is directly linked to the defense,” said Kerr.

TIP INS

Knicks: C Mitchell Robinson sat out with a sprained right knee. … New York lost on the home floor to the Warriors for the first time in four games since a 122-95 loss on January 8, 2019. … The Knicks missed their first 10 three-pointers before RJ Barrett connected at the 9:15 hours of the second quarter. Derrick Rose, Jalen Brunson and Immanuel Quickley started a combined 0 for 9 from deep.

Warriors: The Warriors shot just 11 of 20 at the free throw line, Curry missing two and Wiggins three. “It happens, just a random game,” Kerr said. … Thompson passed JJ Redick (1,950) – in the house working the broadcast – for 16th on the 3-pointer list. … C Kevon Looney has played in 127 consecutive regular season games, the third longest active streak. … Golden State built an 18-point lead in the first quarter and kept pushing.

NEXT ONE

Knicks: Sunday in Phoenix in the fourth game in a five-game, seven-day journey. The Knicks play Monday night in Oklahoma City to complete the back-to-back and finish the west swing.

Warriors: Sunday in Houston for the first in a back-to-back road that ends Monday night in New Orleans.

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