The Warriors were able to win on Monday night despite the injuries to Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
It was their fourth consecutive win.
The Warriors are 8-2 and currently in fourth place in the West.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost four straight and eight of their last nine.
Kevin Durant had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors, who won despite being outscored 30-11 by the Thunder.
The Thunder scored 26 points off 12 turnovers, while Golden State had just 11 points in the first half.
“We had a chance to get the win tonight, but it just didn’t come off,” Durant said.
“I was just frustrated that we couldn’t get the victory.
That’s what we talked about, not just the win, but the way we fought, and the way the whole team played.”
Russell Westbrook had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Durant had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State.
“The guys did a great job,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night at Oklahoma City, where the Thunder are 5-4.
Durant and Westbrook will face each other again Sunday in the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history.
Durant said it’s not the same game.
“There’s still a lot of emotion, and there’s a lot more energy in the game,” Durant told reporters.
“But it’s also the same team, and it’s the same intensity, so it’s going to be fun to play again.”
Curry had 20 points and 14 rebounds for his fifth triple-double in seven games.
Durant, who is averaging 24.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists, has had seven triple-doubles in a row.
Durant has been averaging 23.3 per game since returning from a sprained right ankle that sidelined him for six games.
“That’s something that we have to continue to work on,” Durant added.
“Every time we’ve come up short we have a little bit of a chip on our shoulder.
I think it helps that we’ve got guys that can play.
I know we’re a little disappointed in this one, but that’s part of basketball.”
Durant said he will miss the Thunder’s next game.
He had played in only four games this season after suffering a left knee injury in the preseason.
The loss of Curry and Durant will have an impact on the Warriors.
Curry is averaging 23 points and 7.3 assists this season.
Durant is averaging 18.5 points and 8.2 rebounds.
The teams are tied for fifth in the Western Conference with 48 wins.