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Game #55 Preview | Golden State Warriors

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Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT

Location: Oracle Arena (Oakland, California)

Television: TNT

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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The Oklahoma City Thunder is tied for the longest losing streak of their season thus far, and tonight, they take on the league’s best team on their home court. The Golden State Warriors have been beatable at Oracle Arena compared to recent years, losing six home games so far this season, while only dropping 12 total over the last three seasons.

Ever since the loss of Andre Roberson, the Thunder has been desperately seeking its defensive identity, and no time would be better for them to figure it out than tonight against the league’s most deadly offense. Oklahoma City has not won at Oracle since April 11, 2013, so a win tonight would be a major morale boost for the Thunder in a lot of ways, while a loss would drop them even further in the current Western Conference standings.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams

Warriors

  • PG: Stephen Curry
  • SG: Klay Thompson
  • SF: Kevin Durant
  • PF: Draymond Green
  • C: ZaZa Pachulia

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (rupture left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Warriors

  • Jordan Bell (left ankle inflammation) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 17-16 against the Warriors in the regular season (12-5 at home, 5-11 on the road) and 3-4 in the playoffs (2-1 at home, 1-3 on the road).
  • In nine seasons, the Thunder has won the season series with the Warriors five times, lost it three times, and tied once.
  • Oklahoma City is 1-0 against Golden State so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder has lost 10 of the last 12 regular season games with the Warriors.
  • The Thunder lost both games at Oracle Arena a season ago by an average of 23.5 points.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City has lost four games in a row, which is tied for the longest losing streak of the season for the Thunder. Golden State most recently lost to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
  • Oklahoma City is 6-4 in the last 10 games, while Golden State is 7-3.
  • Oklahoma City is 11-15 on the road, while Golden State is 19-6 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 15-16 against the Western Conference, while Golden State is 22-9.
  • Oklahoma City is 17-15 in games coming off of one day of rest, while Golden State is 25-4 in the same situation.

Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

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