Thunder vs. Warriors: lineups, injuries, player usage
Sandwiched between weeklong travels, the Warriors open the briefest of homestands Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Pregame inclusion on NBC Sports Bay Area starts at 6:30, with tipoff from Chase Center booked for 7:40.
Just one team, Portland, has invested more energy in the street than the Warriors, who at 3-14 claim the league’s most noticeably terrible record. They are 2-8 out and about – where they’ll follow two games at Chase this week – and two of those losses were at Oklahoma City, by a joined 34 points.
Confronting OKC at home, in any case, improves the odds of the Warriors getting a positive result. The Thunder (5-10) are winless out and about, going 0-6 away from Chesapeake Energy Arena.
F – Terrance Ferguson
F – Danilo Gallinari
C – Steven Adams
G – Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
G – Chris Paul
F – Glenn Robinson III
F – Eric Paschall
C – Willie Cauley-Stein
G – Alec Burks
G – Ky Bowman
Thunder: G/F Hamidou Diallo (right elbow hyperextension sprain) and G/F Andre Roberson (left knee medical procedure recovery) are recorded as out.
Warriors: F Draymond Green (right heel irritation), G Stephen Curry (left hand crack), G Jacob Evans III (left adductor strain), G Damion Lee (right hand non-dislodged break), F Kevon Looney (neuropathy), G D’Angelo Russell (right thumb sprain), F Alen Smailagic (right lower leg sprain) and G Klay Thompson (right ACL recovery) are recorded as out.
Thunder: None of the group’s best four scorers are shooting preferable from the field over Gilgeous-Alexander’s 45.7 percent, however three – Gallinari, Paul and Gilgeous-Alexander – are shooting superior to 40 percent from past the circular segment … Regardless of the transcending nearness of Adams, OKC keeps on being a poor bouncing back group, positioning 25th at 42.7 per game … The key hold is PG Dennis Schroder. The sketchy veteran is averaging 14.7 ppg and 28.7 mpg … Diallo has been a key individual from the subsequent unit, averaging 8.8 ppg and 21.3 mpg. He’ll be missed.
Warriors: If you’re searching for a factual positive, check the free-toss and turnover midpoints. They lead in free-toss rate (84.0) and their 14.2 turnovers per game is eighth-most reduced in the group … Paschall drives all new kids on the block in all out focuses (268), positions second in mpg (31.2), is third in ppg (16.8) and fifth in rpg (5.1) … Keeping the game close may look good, as OKC is 0-7 in games chose by five or less focuses … Odd note: Every solid Warrior has played in each game this month … The present accessible player tally: Eight.