Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/29/13
Golden State Warriors (9-7) at Oklahoma City Thunder (10-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to stay hot tonight when they take on the Golden State Warriors.
The Thunder have been impressive in winning five straight, but they claimed their biggest scalp of the season on Wednesday when they snapped the Spurs' 11-game win streak. Kevin Durant had a slow start to the game but still managed to finish with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Serge Ibaka added 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, but the real x-factor for the Thunder was actually Reggie Jackson who scored 23 points on 10 of 14 shooting off the bench. The only real concern was the play of Russell Westbrook who stunk up the court with just six points on two of 16 shooting, but any day that you hold the Spurs to just 39.1 percent shooting from the field is a good day.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors have lost four of their last five and are coming off a 103-99 loss against the Mavericks despite a big night from Stephen Curry who made six treys on his way to 29 points and eight assists. David Lee added 20 points and 12 rebounds while Klay Thompson added 20 points and 10, but the Warriors were missing that extra scoring threat that Andre Iguodala usually provides. In a game where the Warriors were trailing by as many as 17 points, coach Jacskon will be happy that the team was able to fight back and make it a contest but Golden State has now fallen to 9-7 on the season and 4-5 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 13-4-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games.
Head to head, the Warriors are just 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in OKC.
The Thunder had their hearts broken the last time by a buzzer beater from Iguodala, but he hasn't been with the Warriors for the last three games and they've really been struggling. It's not like the Warriors are a bad team now, but they really miss their glue guy and I think the Thunder will get their revenge tonight. This game should be close from start to finish, but I expect the Thunder to pull away late to a strong victory.