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|May 22, 2016
|Chesapeake Energy Arena — Oklahoma City, OK
|5 p.m. PST
|TNT | KNBR 680 AM|
|Blog Buddy: Welcome to Loud City|
|Stephen Curry||G||Russell Westbrook|
|Klay Thompson||G||Andre Roberson
|Harrison Barnes||F||Kevin Durant|
|Draymond Green||F||Serge Ibaka
|Andrew Bogut||C||Steven Adams|
• Stephen Curry finished with 28 points in Game 2 on Tuesday night and the internet had fun tweeting about it!
Stephen Curry just scored 12 points in 82 seconds.— Bill Oram (@billoram) May 19, 2016
• Andre Iguodala had a solid night, dropping 14 points along with three steals and a strong defensive presence.
• Golden State owned the rebounding game (45-36), finishing with 15 offensive rebounds and 15 second-chance points.
Warriors Fun Fact:
Golden State's Eric Housen a devoted Warrior https://t.co/G4RIqUIVUX— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) May 21, 2016
• Kevin Durant needs to break out of his second-half slump if the Thunder want to win. He was held to 6 points in the second half during a 23-point performance Tuesday night.
• Russell Westbrook had 16 points and 12 assists, shooting 5-for-14 from the floor. He's going to need to step up his offensive presence to compete with the Warriors.
• It's going to be a rebounding battle of the big men from here on out. The Thunder were outrebounded in Game 2 against Golden State. Who's going to want it more?
Keys to the game: A healthy dose of Defense
The Warriors can definitely deliver a healthy dose of offense but what happens when you mix in a hearty serving of defense? The results can put the brakes on a offensive-minded Thunder (that struggled in Game 2) and help give the Dubs the lead in the series
- Stephen Curry will give OKC fans something to talk about. Predicting a great performance from Steph that can help close out a win in the fourth.
- The Oklahoma City Thunder are are going to need to make adjustments if they want to keep the series going past five games. They're going to need Russell Westbrook to break out of his Game 2 slump.
- Klay Thompson can be like Scottie Pippen if you were to consider Steph as Michael Jordan. Always the humble one, he's going to have a great shooting percentage tonight and wreak havoc from 3.
- Draymond Green, as always, will record another triple-double. (Cue Ice Cube's "Today was a good day" single... better yet, E-40's "Tell me when to go.")
- The Warriors' defensive effort will play a key factor in them stealing a win in Oklahoma City.
Warriors win big on the road, 117-103.
ICYMI: (Posts from GSoM)
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Stephen Curry responds in typical fashion in must-win Game 2 for Warriors