1-2 (0-1 ROAD)
2-1 (1-0 HOME)
|May 24, 2016
|Chesapeake Energy Arena — Oklahoma City, OK
|6 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|
• Golden State shot 41% (38/92) and were 10/33 on three-pointers (30%)
• Draymond Green "inadvertently" kicked Center Steven Adams in the groin. (The initial Flagrant 1 ruling on Green during the game was upgraded to a Flagrant 2 yesterday)
• The Warriors were limited to 19 points in the second quarter.
• The Thunder went on a scoring spree with 45 points in the third quarter.
• Kevin Durant went on a shooting spree with 33 points and 8 rebounds (10/15 fg and 12/12 ft)
• Russell Westbrook finished with 30 points (10 of 19 fg) along with 12 assists and 8 rebounds.
• OKC's big men won the rebounding battle 52 to 38 against Golden State.
Warriors "not so" Fun Fact: (OUCH!)
Inadvertent or not? Draymond kicks Steven Adams in the ... https://t.co/yIkI2wluaS— USA TODAY Sports NBA (@usatodaynba) May 23, 2016
The end result of that "not so" fun fact: (whew!)
Warriors dodge bullet, Draymond Green will not be suspended for Game 4: https://t.co/WsVEjCVol5— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) May 24, 2016
Key to the game: Forget about Game 3
It's all about focusing and not falling behind 3-1 in this series. The Warriors have not lost back to back games all season. Let's get back on track and have an amazing road victory tonight. There's plenty of basketball left to play!
- Stephen Curry has seen better games. The team needs his leadership to turn this around. Our MVP is up for the challenge.
- Team Composure: We will do better tonight. We lost it out there in Game 3. You could see the frustration mount and Draymond's kick to Adam's groin didn't help matters. We gotta move past that and do better.
- OKC's home crowd: The energy OKC's home crowd displayed Sunday night reminded me of the Roaracle Home crowd before we won a championship. Don't get me wrong, we're still loud but some of that magic seems lost with many longtime fans priced out. Sunday's crowd at the Chesapeake Energy Arena definitely played a huge factor in the Thunder's win. We need to strike fast and keep em' quiet. It's going to be a tough task but I tip my hat to the fans support towards their team.
The Warriors just gotta win tonight or face elimination at home. The series is far from over and I'm predicting an emotional overtime win 108-103 to bring the series back to the Roaracle.