The Thunder will play a lot of big games in Chesapeake Energy arena this season. However, none of those will be as big as when the Warriors come to town on March 16th.
This game is huge for a couple of reasons. Of course, the obvious reason is Kevin Durant. Oklahoma City is still very bitter about his departure. Not to mention that a very serious rivalry has been made between these two teams. Believe it or not, things were heated between these two teams before Kevin Durant decided to move to the Bay Area.
Perhaps the most important thing about this game is that it is taking place in March. By this time the Thunder will be making their final push on the season. The rotation will be set, roles will be determined, and this team should be playing the best basketball they’ve played all season.
A win over the Warriors at home towards the end of the season would be huge for this team. Heading into the playoffs with momentum is always important. What better way to feel confident about your team than a win over the best team in the league? There’s no doubt Oklahoma City will show up for that game. The team, and the entire city will be ready!