When: March 16, Saturday, 5:30 pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena — Oklahoma City, OK
Watch Live: ABC
It’ll be a playoff-like atmosphere when the Dubs pay a visit to Oklahoma to battle it out against the home team Thunder. They will be in this for the third and last time this regular season and should be a fun and fantastic game to watch.
Warriors merely managed to steal a win against the Rockets on Wednesday by 106-104 on the road. Stephen Curry had 24 points in the game, joined by Klay Thompson with 30 points and six boards. Also, Demarcus Cousins had a season-high scoring night with 27 points along with eight rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes.
Thunders lost their last game against the Pacers yesterday by 108-106 on the road. Paul George had a good early start and continued the rhythm and finished the game with 36 points. Westbrook notched a triple-double with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. However, it was all not enough.
Golden State Warriors
After finally getting a victory against the Rockets in their 4th game against them, Warriors must be eyeing for a win against the Thunder on this road trip. Durant missed the last game due to a knee injury and is questionable against the Thunders for the Saturday night matchup. Demarcus Cousins is having some blast having scored season-high 27 points against the Rockets. It will be a tight contest for the Warriors if Durant is not on the roster, but they have to come up strong against the Thunder to win this.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Thunders are in decent shape as they have won 4 of their last seven games. Paul George is having an MVP calibre season this year, and he is leading the team in scoring and steals. He is joined by Mr Triple-double Russell Westbrook who is not only leading the team but the league too with ten assists per game. Steven Adams adds to the calibre on this team as he is one of the best centres right now. He can not only defend and get rebounds but adds up to the point rack for the Thunders.
Predicted Starting Lineups:
Warriors: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins
Thunders: Paul George, Jeremy Grant, Steven Adams, Russell Westbrook, Terrance Ferguson
It is a tough call to predict the winner in this matchup but seeing that Warriors are short one key player in the form of Durant and Thunder being in good shape lately, Thunder should be able to get a narrow home game win here.
Thunder to beat the Warriors