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Cause for concern? Not just yet. Wednesday's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies was the Warriors' first loss in over a month. Guess who's coming to town? Think of it as another big test: The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Roaracle for one exciting match up. No pressure fellas! It's just that OKC is on a 7 game win streak and is going to be on national television! This is going to be good. Real good.

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Matchup
Golden State Warriors
21-3 (8-1 home)
vs
Oklahoma City Thunder
12-13 (5-8 road)
Details
December 18th, 2014
Oracle Arena, Oakland CA
7:30 PM PT
CSN Bay Area | TNT | KNBR 1050 AM
Blog Buddy: Welcome to Loud City
Projected Starters
Stephen Curry G Russel Westbrook
Klay Thompson G Andre Roberson
Harrison Barnes F Kevin Durant
Draymond Green F Serge Ibaka
Festus Ezeli C Steven Adams
Key Injuries

David Lee
Andrew Bogut

Mitch McGary


Thunder

Oops. Wrong Thunder!

Don't let that 12-13 record fool ya'. The Thunder are on a rampage right now in the NBA. They've won 9 out of their last 10 games and are on a 7 game win streak (4 straight on the road) with both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook back in the rotation. Tonight's game can go 2 directions: expect to see a high scoring game from both teams or a defensive battle between both squads.

As for the Warriors: It's going to be a big challenge with both Andrew Bogut and David Lee on the injured list. We'll be asking for a little extra help from our bigs Ezeli, Speights & Green. We should be okay so long as the rotation is kept fresh, controling the tempo of the game. In order to take a win tonight, we're going to need to shoot better than the 41.1 percent against the Grizzlies last Tuesday. Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson shouldn't have a problem making their baskets at home.

Regardless of Tuesday's loss, I feel like we still have the home momentum tonight. The Dubs have great chemistry even with both Lee & Bogut out, Kerr will make great adjustments and match up problems for OKC. The Thunder on the other hand have a lot of catching up to do and feel they have more to prove with us currently owning the number one spot. I got my money on the Warriors tonight so long as they make their shots and play great defense.

RIP Thunder

#TBT - Throwback Thursday: The day Thunder died.