The Golden State Warriors had an amount of their particular medicine on Monday, losing the series opener to the Oklahoma City Thunder. I think the Warriors bounce back Wednesday night in a Western Conference Finals Predictions matchup? I don’t see the Thunder going up unexpected 2-0 in this series.
The Golden State Warriors did everything they wished to offensively through the initial three quarters as they had 88 points. In the fourth quarter they simply had 14 points and only made one three-pointer (Stephen Curry). Curry led the Warriors with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Klay Thompson went for 25 points and nine rebounds in the loss. The Warriors only had 16 second-chance points in the game. Draymond Green had 23 points and five rebounds.
The defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors lost only one game in the home during the normal season. Now that Golden State has surrendered home court advantage and will have to scrap their way back into this series. Something that head coach Steve Kerr will have to find out is how to keep the Thunder off the glass. Golden State was outrebounded 62-55 in Game One.
Nevertheless, holding down the Dubs’ offense remains a difficult task for OKC. The Warriors are no. 1 in the 2016 playoffs in scoring with 113.2 points per game on 47.6 field goal shooting percentage.
They’re also planning to be hard to beat in the home two games largely because the Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back home this season. The Warriors are 17-3 SU and 12-8 ATS in their last 20 home games. NBA Playoff Picks Game 2 Golden State Warriors get the win and cover the point spread.