The Indiana Pacers were one of the teams pegged to give the Golden State Warriors some trouble in a current road trip. The challenge never came as Klay Thompson heated up in the first half and the Warriors cruised to the easy win and improved to 23-0 for the season.
Thompson finished with 39 points, 29 of which on 8-of-10 three-point shooting in the first half, when the Warriors built a 79-60 advantage. Overall, the Warriors wingman shot 13-of-21 from the field and 10-of-16 from behind the arc and added six rebounds and six assists.
Stephen Curry added a double-double of 29 points and 10 assists with three steals while Andrew Bogut posted his own double-double of 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Brandon Rush scored 13 points and Festus Ezeli added 12 points for the Warriors, to improve to 13-0 on the road this season.
The Warriors picked up where they left off after a great first half and extended the lead to 111-83 entering the final quarter. The Pacers outscored the Warriors, 40-20 in the final quarter but there was no denying Golden State their 23rd victory of the season as the Warriors continue to stretch the best start to a regular season in NBA history.
The Pacers have now lost three games in a row. Paul George had 33 points, but missed 16 of his 27 shot attempts. Indiana also received 24 points from C.J. Miles.
The Warriors are on the tail end of a long seven-game road trip and will face the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and Saturday, respectively.