Durant scored a game-high 31 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists in the win.
The victory moved the Thunder a half-game ahead of San Antonio for first place in the Western Conference while dropping the Warriors just a half-game ahead of Houston for sixth place. Golden State potentially could fall to the eighth seed and meet the Thunder in a first-round matchup.
“They played playoff basketball and we didn't,” said Warriors coach Mark Jackson. “That was a team that's chasing the No. 1 seed and was trying to send a message, ‘Just in case I see you at some point down the road.'”