For as long as Kevin Durant is a member of the Golden State Warriors, it seems likely that games against the Oklahoma City Thunder will be big news. Especially when those games are on the road, where the fan reaction was full of vitriol last season.
After missing Sunday's game due to injury, it was unclear whether Durant would lace them up against Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and the new-look Thunder. Thankfully for everyone except Oklahoma City, Durant appears good to go.
Kevin Durant: "I feel good right now. I'm planning on playing."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 22, 2017
The Thunder have yet to get their new lineup clicking. Despite high expectations, Oklahoma City sports a losing record. Still, they're a dangerous team, and one that Durant and coach Steve Kerr are excited to face.
Despite the rough start, the Thunder have one of the best defenses in the league. They present a fun challenge for the Warriors, who own the league's top offense.
If you're doing Thanksgiving traveling today, stay safe! And try to get where you're going in time to tune in to this game.