Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder | Game #55 Preview: Warriors

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 8 PM CT

Location: Chase Center (San Francisco, California)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live-tweets and discussion during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost their 7th consecutive game last night, a 106-96 decision against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, but that doesn’t mean they’re improving. Luguentz Dort put up a career-high 42 points as the Thunder played their closest game in weeks against the NBA’s best record.

Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. The Warriors have had a rough couple of year, and while that was expected a year ago, I don’t think anybody expected them to be below .500 at this point in the season.

Still, Golden State is a double-digit favorite over OKC tonight, and while I fully anticipate another Thunder loss, I don’t know if the Warriors can put together a double-digit victory.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Théo Maledon
  • SG: Luguentz Dort
  • SF: Darius Bazley
  • PF: Isaiah Roby
  • C: Moses Brown

Warriors

  • PG: Steph Curry
  • SG: Kent Bazemore
  • SF: Andrew Wiggins
  • PF: Draymond Green
  • C: Kevon Looney

Injuries

Thunder

  • Gabriel Deck is OUT (not with team).
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT (plantar fascitis in right foot).
  • Mike Muscala is OUT (right ankle sprain).
  • Aleksej Pokuševski is OUT (sore right arm).

Warriors

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. is OUT (sore left wrist).
  • Eric Paschall is OUT (strained left hip flexor).
  • Klay Thompson is OUT (right achilles tendon recovery).
  • James Wiseman is OUT (meniscus tear in right knee).

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 22-20 against the Warriors in the regular season (14-7 at home, 8-13 on the road) and 3-4 in the playoffs (2-1 at home, 1-3 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series with the Warriors 6 times, lost it 4 times, and tied twice.
  • The Thunder went 3-0 against the Warriors last season (2-0 at home, 1-0 on the road).

Game Notes

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