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Warriors extend historic start, tie Bulls from 1994-96 in win vs Thunder

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The Golden State Warriors extended their record start to 55-5, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 on Thursday night.

With the home win, the Warriors equaled the longest home winning streak in NBA history at 44 games, tying the Bulls from 1994-96.

How were the Warriors able to notch their 55th win?

Thunder collapse in fourth … again

The Thunder entered the fourth quarter up 83-82, following a third quarter in which the Splash Bros combined to shoot 3-of-14.

The Warriors then came into the fourth and outscored the Thunder 39-23, a night after blowing a 17-point lead against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Russell Westbrook shot 5-of-16 in the second half, following up a 3-of-8 display in the first half.

Kevin Durant did not help out either. Durant committed nine turnovers, his second most in a game this season. As a team, the Warriors committed nine turnovers.

Warriors get most out of … Speights?

Golden State were playing with one big on the court for 37 of the 104 half-court plays against the Thunder, 24 of them with Marreese Speights.

With Speights on the court as the lone big, the Warriors:

- Outscored the Thunder by 11.

- Shot 12-of-19 from the field.

- Assisted on nine of the 12 made field goals.

Speights’ plus-11 was his third-best plus-minus this season. His best? Plus-20 against the Thunder on February 6.

Steph gets it done inside

Stephen Curry shot 5-of-15 from 3-point land Thursday, but when his shot did not fall, he took it inside. Curry scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the restricted area, tied for his third-most made field goals in that area this season.

How are they lining up with the 1995-96 Bulls

Through 60 games, the Warriors have more 10+ point wins than the Bulls did with their win against the Thunder