1st Quarter Report
The Thunder are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Warriors 39-24.
The Thunder came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We’ll see if they’re able to flip the script or if it’ll just be more of the same.
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors
Current Records: Oklahoma City 7-4, Golden State 6-6
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Chase Center — San Francisco, California
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
What to Know
The Thunder are 1-9 against the Warriors since May of 2021 but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Thunder will head out on the road to face off against the Golden State Warriors at 10:00 p.m. ET at Chase Center. The Thunder will be strutting in after a victory while the Warriors will be stumbling in from a loss.
You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for the Thunder on Tuesday. Given that consistent dominance, it should come as no surprise that they blew San Antonio out of the water with a 123-87 final score. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Thunder had established a 25 point advantage.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the offensive standout of the matchup as he earned 28 points along with 6 rebounds and 7 steals.
Meanwhile, the Warriors’ recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Tuesday after their fourth straight loss. They fell just short of Minnesota by a score of 104-101. The Warriors have struggled against the Timberwolves recently, as their match on Tuesday was their third consecutive lost matchup.
Oklahoma City has been performing well recently as they’ve won four of their last five matchups, which provided a nice bump to their 7-4 record this season. As for Golden State, they have been struggling recently, as they’ve lost five of their last six matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 6-6 record this season.
This contest is shaping up to be a blowout: The Thunder have themselves a killer kicker this season, having made 49.3% of their shots per game (they’re ranked third in field goal percentage per game overall). It’s a different story for the Warriors , though, as they’ve only made 44.6% of theirs this season. Given the Thunder’s sizeable advantage in that area, the Warriors will need to find a way to close that gap. Check CBS Sports after the match for a full breakdown of the game, commentary, and other NBA content.
The Thunder couldn’t quite finish off the Warriors when the teams last played two weeks ago and fell 141-139. A big factor in that loss was the dominant performance of the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, who earned 30 points along with 7 assists and 8 rebounds. Now that the Thunder knows the damage he can cause, will they be able to stop him this time? There’s only one way to find out.
Golden State has won 9 out of their last 10 games against Oklahoma City.
- Nov 03, 2023 – Golden State 141 vs. Oklahoma City 139
- Apr 04, 2023 – Golden State 136 vs. Oklahoma City 125
- Mar 07, 2023 – Oklahoma City 137 vs. Golden State 128
- Feb 06, 2023 – Golden State 141 vs. Oklahoma City 114
- Jan 30, 2023 – Golden State 128 vs. Oklahoma City 120
- Feb 07, 2022 – Golden State 110 vs. Oklahoma City 98
- Oct 30, 2021 – Golden State 103 vs. Oklahoma City 82
- Oct 26, 2021 – Golden State 106 vs. Oklahoma City 98
- May 08, 2021 – Golden State 136 vs. Oklahoma City 97
- May 06, 2021 – Golden State 118 vs. Oklahoma City 97