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Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #1 Preview | Golden State Warriors

Zachary Low

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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

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder kickoff opening night in Oakland against rival Golden State just minutes after the Warriors will receive their 2017-18 NBA Finals rings. These two teams have a lot of bad blood between them, and despite the expected absence of Russell Westbrook, the matchup should shape up to be a fiery one.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Dennis Schröder
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Patrick Patterson
  • C: Steven Adams

Warriors

  • PGSteph Curry
  • SG: Klay Thompson
  • SF: Kevin Durant
  • PF: Draymond Green
  • C: Damian Jones

Injuries

Thunder

  • Russell Westbrook (right knee scope) is OUT.
  • Steven Adams (back soreness) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Warriors

  • DeMarcus Cousins (left achilles rehab) is OUT.
  • Damion Lee (left plantar fascia rehab) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 18-18 against the Warriors in the regular season (12-6 at home, 6-12 on the road) and 3-4 in the playoffs (2-1 at home, 1-3 on the road).
  • In 10 seasons, the Thunder has won the season series with the Warriors five times, lost it three times, and tied twice.
  • Oklahoma City went 2-2 against Golden State last season (1-1 at home, 1-1 on the road).
  • Three of the matchups between the Thunder and the Warriors last season were decided by 17+ points.

Game Notes

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