Game Preview: Warriors vs. Thunder – 2/6/18

BACK AT HOME
After going 1-2 on their new three-game highway trip, a Warriors will try to get behind on a right feet when they lapse home to take on Thunder on Tuesday night. This will be a second of 4 matchups between Golden State and Oklahoma City this season, after a Thunder prevailed 108-91 in their initial confront behind on Nov 22. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and all fans in assemblage will accept a ‘Black History is Golden T-Shirt’ and a Splash Towel, pleasantness of State Farm. Watch a movement on TNT, or listen to a call on 95.7 The Game, a Warriors Mobile App and a Warriors Radio Network. FIND TICKETS

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LAST TIME OUT
Playing their second highway diversion in reduction than 24 hours, a Warriors ran out of gas during a finish and fell 115-108 to a Nuggets on Saturday night. Full Recap

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MATCHUP AT A GLANCE

GSW
DEN

41-11
27-25

1st in West
8th in West

PTS: 115.7 (1st)
PTS: 106.6 (12th)

REB: 44.2 (12th)
REB: 45 (5th)

AST: 30.4 (1st)
AST: 23.9 (4th)

HEAD-TO-HEAD
The Warriors kick a Nuggets in dual of this seasons initial 3 head-to-head matchups, any of that has been motionless by during slightest 10 points. Stephen Curry has averaged 27 points and 10 assists in his dual games opposite Denver this season, and a Dubs mislaid a matchup in that Curry didnt play (Dec. 23).

LAST GAME’S STARTERS

GSW: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia

DEN: Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic

INJURY & ROSTER NOTES

GSW: Shaun Livingston (personal reasons) and Jordan Bell (left ankle inflammation) are out. Team Notes

DEN: Garry Harris (left ankle soreness) is probable. Tyler Lydon (left knee surgery), Paul Millsap (left wrist vinculum surgery) and Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) are out. Team Notes

DUBS BOUNCE BACK
The Warriors have nonetheless to remove uninterrupted games this season, going 11-0 in games immediately following a loss. In addition, a group has shown a ability to rebound behind within a same game. Friday night noted a 11th time in that a Dubs endured a double-digit necessity before entrance behind to win. And in 6 of those games, a Warriors have left on to win by 10 or some-more points.

TEAM LEADERS

GSW
DEN

PTS: Curry (27.6)
PTS: Harris (17.4)

REB: Green (7.9)
REB: Jokic (10.5)

AST: Green (7.3)
AST: Jokic (5.5)

DENVER SCOUTING REPORT
If a postseason began today, a Warriors would face Denver in a initial turn of a playoffs. The Nuggets have won 4 of their final 6 games and lay in eighth place for a moment, though they positively have a ability to stand in a standings over a final 30 games of a season. Denver is 20-7 during home this deteriorate and is entrance off a diversion in that Gary Harris knocked down a game-winning 3-pointer during a buzzer that followed what was a purchase game-tying shot by a Thunder. In fact, any of Denvers final 4 diversion have come to intensity game-winning shots during a buzzer, a final 3 of that were opposite top-tier teams in a Thunder, Spurs and Celtics. The favourite in Thursdays win over a Thunder, Harris leads a group in scoring with 17.4 points per game. But Denvers biggest strength is their depth, as 7 players normal during slightest 9 points per game. Nikola Jokic is a handful in a center and Jamal Murray is a rising star in a backcourt. The Nuggets are one of dual teams in a NBA to kick a Warriors during slightest once in 3 true seasons, and deliberation theyre personification during home, theyre not expected to be intimidated when a NBAs tip group enters their arena.

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