NBA wrap: Warriors continue to struggle in blowout loss to Thunder

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Golden State isn't off to a strong start this season as it's now dropped to 0-2 on the season after a 120-92 rout at the hands of Oklahoma City.

The departure of Kevin Durant and the injury of Klay Thompson have weakened the Warriors significantly as they look to re-assert themselves as title contenders.

Although Stephen Curry led all scorers Sunday with 23 points, he has struggled shooting from beyond the arc. The superstar made only two of his nine 3-point attempts against the Thunder and is shooting 20 percent from deep this season. He's considered by most the be the greatest shooter of all time, but his team's change in personnel appears to have affected his efficiency.

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The Thunder underwent a massive overhaul after trading Russell Westbrook and Paul George this summer, but one piece they didn't move was invaluable to the team against Golden State.

Dennis Schroder unexpectedly exploded for 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting to lead Oklahoma City's offensive effort. His teammate Danilo Gallinari followed closely behind with 21 points.

The season is young, but the league has taken notice of the lackluster performances the team's put on after playing the role of the juggernaut in recent years.

Golden State will look to get its first win of the season in New Orleans Monday as it hits the road to face the Pelicans.

Studs of the Night

Kyrie Irving tallied 37 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists as the Nets fell to the Grizzlies 134-133.

CJ McCollum scored 36 points to lift Portland past Dallas 121-119.

Dud of the Night

Tyler Herro made one of his six shots and totaled eight points in Miami's 116-109 loss to Minnesota.

Highlight

Jae Crowder's overtime game-winner made the FedExForum erupt.

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What's Next?

Nuggets (2-0) at Kings (0-3) 10 p.m. ET — Denver has had early success while Sacramento is trying to find its footing, but both teams are chock full of young talent. There will be exciting matchups to key in on across the board during the game.

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