NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder inflict fourth straight defeat on Golden State Warriors

Steven Adams powers home a dunk against the Warriors.
Steven Adams powers home a dunk against the Warriors. Photo credit: Getty

Steven Adams has played a hand in a fourth straight defeat for the Golden State Warriors.

The two-time defending NBA champions lost 123-95 to Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder in front of a frustrated home crowd.

Without MVP Steph Curry and defensive kingpin Draymond Green, the Warriors were again listless relying on Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant but despite scoring 52-points between them, they couldn't get the job done.

The big Kiwi centre pulled down 11 rebounds and scored 20 points for his eighth double-double of the season.

The Warriors never led after scoring the first bucket, with OKC's offence firing through Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Dennis Schroder and Adams.

All-star guard Westbrook put together a first triple-double of the season with 11 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.

George scored 25 points, while Schroder was outstanding off the Thunder bench dropping five three-pointers in a total of 32-points.

Every time the Warriors looked like they were going to close the gap, the Thunder answered with a huge 3-pointer, a steal, or a momentum-shifting basket.

George was the main culprit in the third quarter, responding with a clutch shot just when it appeared the Warriors were about to pull off one of their trademark runs.

The win propels OKC into fourth in the Western Conference with 11 wins from 17 games while the Warriors have dropped to fifth after their seventh loss of the season.

The four-game losing streak is the Warriors worst since 2014.