Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #6 Preview: Golden State Warriors

Tip-Off: 7:30 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 made franchise history on Wednesday night as they rallied from a 26-point deficit near the end of the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers before getting the 123-115 win. While winning is not exactly an expectation this season for the Thunder faithful, it was a pretty incredible way to put one in the win column.

Tonight’s matchup is the start of a 3-game West Coast road trip as the Thunder takes on the Golden State Warriors. These two teams met earlier this week—a 106-98 win for the Warriors—so it will be interesting to see if much has changed since Tuesday.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander already appears to be in midseason form, and rookie Josh Giddey is coming along nicely. Giddey became the youngest player since Lebron James to dish out 10 assists when he did against the Lakers on Wednesday, and he’s garnering some national media attention because of it.

The key to being competitive tonight will be keeping Steph Curry from knocking down too much shots from downtown, and Luguentz Dort is just the man for the job. If Dort can hold Curry below his season average, who knows, the Thunder might mess around and grab another win.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Luguentz Dort
  • SF: Josh Giddey
  • PF: Darius Bazley
  • C: Derrick Favors


  • PG: Steph Curry
  • SG: Jordan Poole
  • SF: Andrew Wiggins
  • PF: Draymond Green
  • C: Kevon Looney



  • Vit Krejci is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Tre Mann is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Paul Watson is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Aaron Wiggins is OUT (G League – two-way).


  • Jeff Dowtin is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Jonathan Kuminga is PROBABLE (strained right patellar tendon).
  • Damion Lee is QUESTIONABLE (right shoulder contusion).
  • Klay Thompson is OUT (right achilles tendon injury recovery).
  • Juan Toscano-Anderson is QUESTIONABLE (sprained left ankle).
  • James Wiseman is OUT (right knee injury recovery).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 22-24 against the Warriors in the regular season (14-9 at home, 8-15 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 5 times, and tied twice.
  • The Thunder went 0-3 against the Warriors last season (0-1 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder lost all 3 games against the Warriors last season by an average of 32.7 points.
  • The Thunder is 0-1 against the Warriors so far this season (0-1 at home, 0-0 on the road).

Game Notes

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