Watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Live Streaming Free NBA Basketball match will be kick off at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, Tuesday, April 3, 2018online, 8:00 pm ET and its broadcast on Channel TNT.
The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Golden State trying to find their rhythm amid all the injury chaos:
With the return of Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green, the Warriors are finally back to a reasonable semblance of the dominant team that has won so many games over the past few years. In fact, as Monte Poole recently wrote, the Warriors are chasing yet another bit of history: tying the Lakers as the only franchise to win 60+ games in four consecutive seasons. In order to achieve this, the team can only lose one of their five remaining games.
There’s a well-documented tension between these two teams that underlies everything – and with playoff implications at stake this game is unlikely to be any different. After dropping the first two matchups to the Thunder this season, the Warriors came back and smacked OKC down in the last meeting in a 112-80 drubbing in Oracle back in February. In that game, Paul George shot 1-for-14 from the field, Russell Westbrook went 4-for-15. and Carmelo Anthony fared the best at 6-for-17 (or 35%).
The Thunder are stuck in that Western playoff bracket mess:
Losing key defensive player Andre Roberson has taken the Thunder down a peg, but they can still handle the Warriors (especially the current depleted version). Led by a guy more volatile than Bitcoin, the Thunder are the sort of long-armed, bash you in the mouth team that can give the Warriors trouble.
The Thunder are a solid team on both offense and defense that is exceptionally adept on the offensive glass and forcing turnovers on defense — two categories in which they lead the league.
They’ve managed two victories over the Warriors already this season and although we blew them out last game, it took exceedingly bad shooting nights from both Paul George and Russel Westbrook — chances are neither of them will shoot quite as poorly tonight.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t be a blog boy if I didn’t point out that the Thunder are stuck in the playoff bracket mess for a reason. They’re 2-4 over their last six games, with an average point differential of just 0.3. They’ve got middling efficiency in both offensive and defensive shooting percentage – meaning that if the Warriors play their cards right, it shouldn’t be too hard to tempt Westbrook into shooting the Thunder out of the game.