Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Thunder lead the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 221.
The Thunder had a regular season record of 55-27 and a road record of 23-18. They were 1st in the Northwest Division. They had a point differential of 7.3 as they averaged 110.2 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Oklahoma City was 13-3 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 37-15. The Warriors had a regular season record of 73-9 and a home record of 39-2. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They averaged 114.9 points per game and surrendered 104.1, good for a point differential of 10.8. Golden State had a division record of 15-1 and a conference record of 46-6.
Kevin Durant comes into this contest after averaging 28.2 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season for the Thunder. He pulled down 8.2 rebounds per game and dished out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage was at 90%. Russell Westbrook averaged 23.5 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 10.4 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Oklahoma City. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 81%.
Klay Thompson averaged 22.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was at 87%. Draymond Green averaged 14 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 9.5 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 70%.
Oklahoma City averaged 109.7 points per contest this season which ranked them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 7.4 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 17th in the league. They averaged 56.7 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranked them 1st and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 26th with 15.6 per game. The Thunder allowed 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 13th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 48.7 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.5 assists per contest which put them in 10th place in the league. They forced 12.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 26th in the league.
Golden State averaged 114.7 points per game this year which ranked them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin was 10.7 and their shooting percentage was 49% as a team which had them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 41% which was good for 1st in the NBA. They averaged 53.8 rebounds per game and 28.7 assists per contest which ranked them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors ranked 23rd with 15 per game. The Warriors allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 19th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 53.3 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 22 assists per contest which put them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors forced 14.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the NBA.
The Thunder averaged 110.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 113.1 and a defensive rating of 105.6. In terms of pace they averaged 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 52%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Oklahoma City turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they forced 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Warriors scored 115.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 119.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 14.1 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense was 114.5 and they had a defensive rating of 103.8. They had 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempted 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turned the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 37-43-2 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 39-43-0 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
05/25/16 C Steven Adams Ankle probable Thursday vs. Golden State
Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State
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