This was one of the games everyone had circled on the calendar: The Thunder visit Oracle Arena and the Warriors Thursday night.
Last summer’s drama come to the court, even if Durant says it’s all good.
The Thunder started 3-0 behind Westbrook averaging a triple-double — 38.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 11.7 assists per game (before he played Wednesday night). What’s gone unnoticed is the Thunder’s physical defense which has been one of the better in the league so far.
Durant’s Warriors are 3-1 but not been impressive — until the third quarter Tuesday against the Trail Blazers. That’s when they looked like the Golden State team everyone fears will figure it out (Stephen Curry dropping 23 in the quarter didn’t hurt).
Will the two shake hands before the game (don’t expect it, KD doesn’t usually shake anyone’s hands pregame)? Will they hug it out postgame? Can the Warriors’ defense contain Westbrook, or will he blow through them like he has everyone else? Thursday night is going to be must-watch NBA.