GSW vs OKC Stats Preview: Golden State Warriors start the pursuit for a spot in the NBA playoffs with a franchise-record season-ending six-game home run starting with two games against Oklahoma City Thunder in three days. The first bout is set to start early Friday followed by the next game on Sunday, May 9. The Dubs will then cap off their regular season assignments with the games against Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies respectively.
Stephen Curry’s team is locked in a duel for the coveted eighth spot in the Western Conference with Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs with the former currently occupying the 8th spot on the table.
Stephen Curry was named the Western Conference player of the month for April after a historic output from the two-time NBA MVP. During the jaw-dropping month, the 33-year-old averaged 37.3 points per game, 4.6 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game while managing to shoot at 51.8 percent from the field and 46.6 percent from the 3-point line.
Curry also made an outrageous 96 three-pointers in April and smashed James Harden‘s 3-point record in a calendar month.
Stephen Curry Numbers This season:
Games Played: 58
Points Per Game: 31.5
Assists Per Game: 5.7
Rebounds Per Game: 5.6
Blocks Per Game: 0.1
Steals Per Game: 1.2
Possible Threats From OKC:
With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander out with an injury, and Al Horford surplus to OKC’s requirements, Luguentz Dort and Darius Bazley both are leading the lines for Thunder at the moment. The duo can hurt GSW, while the likes of Moses Brown and Isaiah Roby can pack a punch.
Darius Bazley in the last game:
Luguentz Dort in the last game:
Total Encounters: 254 (Regular season)
GSW Wins: 113
OKC Wins: 141
With 112.9 points per game, Golden State Warriors are 14th on the table, while Oklahoma City Thunder are 28th having averaged 105.3 points per game this season.
Stephen Curry is single-handedly leading the Warriors towards the playoffs, with some even claiming he is saving the regular season due to his outrageous form and seriousness with which he plays.
Stephen Curry is the leading scorer in NBA this season with 31.5 points per game, while Washington Wizards‘ Bradley Beal is second with 31.1 points per game this season.
As for Oklahoma City Thunder, with 14.1 points per game, Luguentz Dort is the leading scorer amongst the active players on OKC’s roster at the moment.
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