Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors - 17/03/2019 Preview

This is a match of NBA between Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, at Energy Arena, the home of Oklahoma. We think it is an exciting match, so please review our thoughts here below.

 

Golden State Warriors

Currently, Golden State is in the 1st position of the Western Conference standings (46-21) and they are looking to stay at the top. They are coming off a great, hard fought win against the Rockets and it looks like the Dubs are on a roll. Stephen Curry is playing one of the best seasons in this career. He is averaging 27.9ppg and dishes 5.2apg. He is a leader of this team by all means. The whole team’s performance holds on Curry’s leadership. Klay Thompson has been clutch lately. In his last 10 games, he is averaging 27.3ppg with 48.6% 3 point field goal percentage. His accuracy adds very well along with Steph’s leadership and that is one of the main reasons why Warriors are winning.

Also, Boogie Cousins is starting to get it going after this crucial ACL injury. In his last 10 games, he is almost averaging a double-double with 18.1ppg and 9.1rpg. Overall, Warriors are not looking that well in their last 5 games (3-2), but they can always go on a great winning streak and it looks like Dubs are going for one right now. This win against the Rockets should bring some more energy and raise this team psychologically. In road games, Golden State is playing decently (21-11).
Andrew Bogut will still be not able to play.

But there is some worse news for the Warriors. Kevin Durant is questionable for this game due to an ankle injury. This would be a big problem to deal with as KD is one of the best scorers in the NBA and gives much more flare for GSW offense.
Stephen Curry (28.6ppg, 5.2apg, 5.1rpg), Kevin Durant (27.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.9apg), Klay Thompson (21.9ppg, 40% 3FG).

 

Oklahoma City Thunder

Currently, Thunder is in the 4th seed of the Western Conference standings (41-26) and looks to keep the home court advantage in the playoffs. Oklahoma is looking well lately as they won their last couple games which had some huge importance. In these last 2 games, OKC showed some incredible defense as they allowed only 92.5ppg.

Paul George is incredible this season. He is arguably the best player at the time and surely best two-way player in the NBA. PG is averaging 28.1ppg, 4.2apg, 8.2rpg, 2.3stlpg. Paul has no need to say anything as his numbers speak for himself. He is the main reason why OKC is one of the best teams in the NBA. Russell Westbrook is also doing very well lately. In his last 10 games, he averages 28.8ppg, 10.1rpg, 7.2apg with even 47.3% field goal shooting. Accuracy was the main problem for Russ and as he has fixed it, his results started getting better. In home games, OKC is playing very well (26-9).

Markief Morris is listed as day-to-day and that means that he is questionable for this game. Morris has some neck injury issues.
Paul George (28.1pts, 8.2rpg, 4.2apg, 2.3stlpg), Russell Westbrook (23.2ppg. 11.1rpg, 10.2rpg, 2.0stlpg), Dennis Shroeder (15.5ppg, 4.2apg, 3.5rpg).

 

H2H

These teams are a huge rival after KD signed with the Warriors coming straight out of Oklahoma. GSW and OKC games always have some beef and a lot of physicality between each other. Statistically, almost every graph is equal between those teams. So far, season series are split by the result of 1-1. Last Warriors were crushed 95-123. But then, Warriors played without Curry, so this time we should expect Warriors to play way better. Warriors leaders in this game were: Kevin Durant (27pts, 14rebs, 3ast), Klay Thompson (27pts, 4rebs, 3ast). Thunder leaders were: Dennis Shroeder (32pts, 4rebs, 4ast), Paul George (25pts, 5ast, 9rebs), Russell Westbrook (11pts, 13ast, 11rebs).

 

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