NBA: Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction And Match Preview
When the Golden State Warriors face the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Paycom Center on Tuesday, they will be looking to extend their winning run. So far this season, both teams have played three games. The Thunder are winless, while the Warriors are undefeated.
Fixture – Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder | NBA Season 2021-22
Date & Time – Tuesday, October 26th, 2021; 8:00 PM ET (Wednesday, October 27th, 5:30 AM IST)
Venue – Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Golden State Warriors Preview
To begin the season, the Golden State Warriors are atop the Western Conference rankings, a position no one anticipated them to hold given their injury-plagued squad. In all three games so far, the Warriors’ bench has been outstanding, and the role players have worked nicely with Stephen Curry.
The Golden State Warriors won all three of their games in a variety of ways. Each of the three opponents employed a different defensive strategy, and the team claimed to have learned something from each victory.
In their second encounter, the Warriors were on the verge of blowing out the LA Clippers, but turnovers allowed the latter to claw their way back into the game. To the Clippers’ 7, the Dubs had 21 turnovers.
The Golden State Warriors, on the other hand, were more disciplined in their following game, turning the ball over only six times to the Sacramento Kings 19.
Jordan Poole has performed admirably as the starting shooting guard in his absence. Meanwhile, Draymond Green is embracing an offensive role for the first time. With his daring attacks to the rim against the Kings, he demonstrated that. Gary Payton II had a great game in their last game, scoring 10 points.
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Golden State Warriors Predicted Lineup
G – Stephen Curry | G – Jordan Poole | F – Andrew Wiggins | F – Draymond Green | C – Kevon Looney
Oklahoma City Thunder Preview
The Oklahoma City Thunder are off to a slow start in the NBA season 2021-22. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the rest of the team have yet to find their stride, and it will take a few more games for them to gel as a unit.
The Thunder aren’t even close to making the playoffs, and a lottery pick in the 2022 NBA Draft is already on the front office’s wish list.
This allows the young players on their roster to develop and perform in their own way. Because they are competing for wins, they do not need to follow a rigorous method. Instead, students can immerse themselves in their game and learn as they go.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are fully committed to their rebuilding efforts and boast the NBA’s youngest roster, with an average age of 23.5 years. In the 2021 NBA Draft, they selected Josh Giddey (6th), Tre Mann (18th), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (32nd), and Aaron Wiggins (55th).
Oklahoma City Thunder Predicted Lineup
G – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | G – Josh Giddey | F – Luguentz Dort | F – Darius Bazley | C – Derrick Favors
Warriors vs Thunder Match Prediction
The Golden State Warriors are clear favorites to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in this matchup. So far, the Warriors are 3-0, while the Thunder are 0-3.
Furthermore, the Golden State Warriors have a superstar in Stephen Curry, who is on a mission to win his third MVP award. Furthermore, as the NBA’s youngest team, the Oklahoma City Thunder lack defensive discipline and commit close to 15 turnovers a game.