Klay Thompson stared off hot, Stephen Curry opened up the game and the rest of their teammates finished the job, as the Golden State Warriors remained undefeated in the 2015-2016 NBA Season after beating the Charlotte Hornets, 116-99 Wednesday.
Thompson scored 13 of his 21 points in the opening quarter when the Warriors had a 32-23 lead. After halftime, it was the turn of Curry to heat up as he scored 28 of his 40 points in the third to give the Warriors a big lead, 93-72 entering the final quarter.
The Hornets never recovered as the Warriors cruised to their 20th victory of the year and re-established the longest winning streak to start an NBA season.
Curry registered another big night and, in this one, he was ultra-efficient from the field, shooting 14-of-18 field goals including 8-of-11 from the three-point area. No other Warrior finished in double-figure scoring but Draymond Green had 11 rebounds and 9 assists.
Nicolas Batum led the way for the Hornets with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals while Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points off the bench. However, starting point guard Kemba Walker struggled for just 4 points missing 14-of-16 shots. Other starters for the Hornets struggled as well including Marvin Williams, who had 4 points on 2-of-9 field goals.
The Hornets have dropped to 10-8 for the season after losing two of their last three games. Charlotte will travel to face the Chicago Bulls Saturday in their next game.
Meanwhile, the Warriors aim to re-establish the best start in NBA history. Golden State continues their long road trip with games against the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks in their next five games.