Luminary of service with the reigning NBA champion was Kevin Durant, 38 points, 27 of them for the rest, to take over. Stephen Curry was good for 21 points. The fourth duel is Sunday in Los Angeles played.
Denver Nuggets, this season the number two in the Western Conference, ran against a 118-108 defeat against San Antonio Spurs. Derrick White had 36 points to note. Thus, the Spurs 2-1 in the lead. In the third duel of Thursday was Philadelphia with 131-115 too strong for the Brooklyn Nets and this is the position after three matches at 2-1.