GSW vs OKC Dream11: In a matchup between the two fallen giants of the Western Conference, Golden State Warriors host Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center. The Warriors lost the last two game,s while the Thunder will look to snap its three-game losing streak here.
There’s not much too look here, as the position of either team is a reflection of the kind of season both the teams had so far.
Warriors are sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference and to be true, it’s what you can expect from them at this moment. Steve Kerr has literally run out of the resources with the whole starting five and the several players from the first bench out injured as of now.
Steve Kerr’s men are 2-14 on the season and lost the last two games. They are 1-6 at home and 2-8 on the road.
In case of the Oklahoma City Thunder, it’s a transition period after both Russell Westbrook and Paul George left the franchise in the summer for pastures new.
The Thunder lost the last three-game,s including the two back-to-back against the Los Angeles Lakers. They are now 5-10 on the season, and remain without a win on the road, having lost all six away games heading into this match.
There have been 252 games between these two giants of Western Conference, with the Thunder enjoying a better return from the game against the Warriors. Thunder have 140 wins, while the Dubs have recorded 112 victories against their next opponents.
While in terms of recent meetings, it’s no surprise that the Warriors have dominated this fixture. Steve Kerr’s mane have 11 wins in the last 16 games against the Thunder.
Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder
Match Timing: November 26, @09:00 AM
Venue: Chase Center
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: The 21-year-old is leading the Thunder this season with a team-high 19.7 points per game. He is also averaging 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 0.9 steals per game.
Chris Paul: The former Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets superstar has nothing to prove at this stage in this career. He is still going strong and is more than capable of producing game-high numbers on a consistent basis. He has scored at 15.9 points per game this season.
Danilo Gallinari: The Italian arrived from the Clippers during the summer in a deal which saw Paul George moving in the other direction. Not an ordinary player by any stretch of the imagination. He can win the game on his own. He is averaging 18.8 points per game this season.
The likes of Dennis Schroder and Steven Adams are in good form for the Thunder this season and must be considered.
From Warriors, the likes of Eric Paschall, Glenn Robinson, and Alec Burks can be deadly. The squad is hit hard with injuries, and the roster is young, so you can’t expect surety from Steve Kerr’s men as of now. But the abovementioned players will certainly be in the thick of things in this game.
Golden State Warriors: It’s hard to go back in time and see which team had so many first-team players as Warriors do at this moment. Almost entire starting five is out, while some key first-team members also spend their time inside the treatment room these days.
The injury list is led by Stephen Curry. The three-time NBA champions and two-time NBA MVP is recovering from a hand injury and is expected to be out until next yeat. Though, it has been suggested that Curry will be better off if he takes the whole season off as Warriors will not be in a position to qualify for the playoffs once he comes back.
His Splash Brother Klay Thompson is also out for the rest of the season. The 28-year-old suffered an Achilles Tendon injury during the NBA finals last season and is recovering from the injury.
Another superstar in the form of D’Angelo Russell is spending his time on the sideline these days as he recovers from a finger injury. The likes of Kevon Looney (muscle injury), Jacob Evans (hip injury), Damion Lee (hand injury), and Alen Smailagić (ankle injury) will be missing the game for the Warriors.
To make matters worse for the Dubs, Draymond Green also missed the last game due to an injury and is listed as a game-time decision for this match.
Golden State Warriors squad: Ky Bowman, Willie-Caulie Stein, Alec Burks, Draymond Green (questionable), Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III
Oklahoma City Thunder team news: Hamidou Diallo has been ruled out of Thunder’s game against the Warriors due to a hyperextension sprain in his right elbow. He joins Andre Roberson (knee injury) on the sideline.
In addition, Nerlens Noel, who missed the last game due to an illness, remains a doubt and will be monitored before the game.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, Dennis Schroder, Steven Adams, Darius Bazley, Terrance Ferguson, Mike Muscala, Nerlend Noel (questionable), Justin Patton
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Golden State Warriors:
PF: Glenn Robinson III
SF: Eric Paschall
C: Willie Cauley-Stein
PG: Alec Burks
SG: Ky Bowman
Oklahoma City Thunder:
PF: Terrance Ferguson
SF: Danilo Gallinari
C: Steven Adams
PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG: Chris Paul
Golden State Warriors: Omari Spellman, Jordan Poole, Marquesse Chriss
Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Mike Muscala, Darius Bazley, Hamidou Diallo
Though, both the teams have done nothing to go into any game as favourites, but considering Warriors’cinjury problems, OKC will be the odds-on favourite to win the game at Chase Center.