Kevin Durant leads Golden State Warriors past Milwaukee

Kevin Durant leads Golden State Warriors past Milwaukee

They battled and scrapped and put themselves into a position where they had a chance to knock off the Golden State Warriors.

Things turned ugly Friday night when Klay Thompson took a tumble near courtside seats during the Warriors game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Golden State Warriors turned up the heat late on the Milwaukee Bucks before finishing them off from the perimeter.

With Curry still sidelined by a right ankle injury, the Warriors clamped down on defense and did most of their damage on the other end in the lane.

The fan ejection came at a critical juncture of the game, as the Warriors just regained an advantage over the Bucks following a big Milwaukee run to seize the lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The game looked like it might go sideways on the Bucks early as they trailed by nine at the end of the first quarter, wholly unable to quell the Warriors' offense as they shot 66.7 percent. He was plus-18 in 18 minutes while Golden State took a 63-49 lead at the break. Clearly, Kidd and the Bucks get up for their only home game against the defending champs.

Basketball, family one in the same to Bucks' Tony Snell (read here): Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote on the relationship Tony Snell has with his mother and how her sacrifices as a single parent helped him get to where he is today.

Milwaukee returned to the court undeterred and slowly chipped the margin to eight before being dealt a tough blow when Antetokounmpo was called for his fourth foul.

With the Bucks still down eight under a minute later, Snell buried a 28-footer.

Malcolm Brogdon (17 points) and Snell hit two 3s apiece in the 15-7 run with Antetokounmpo on the bench to give Milwaukee an 82-80 lead after three quarters.

Durant's mid-range jumper gave Golden State a 96-90 lead before the All-Star forward hit an open 3-pointer with 2:15 left to cap the run with a three-possession lead.