Oklahoma City faces Western Conference-leader Golden State
Western Conference-leading Golden State travels to take on Oklahoma City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
By The Associated Press
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Golden State Warriors (46-21, first in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27, fifth in the Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors travel to play the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder are 25-20 in conference matchups. Oklahoma City is the Western Conference leader with 48.1 rebounds per game, led by Russell Westbrook averaging 11.1.
The Warriors are 28-13 in Western Conference play. Golden State ranks third in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 37.8 percent as a team from deep this season. Stephen Curry leads the team shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Westbrook leads the Thunder with 11.1 rebounds and averages 23.2 points. Steven Adams has averaged 10.4 rebounds and added 12.9 points per game over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Curry leads the Warriors averaging 27.9 points and has added 5.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. DeMarcus Cousins has averaged 8.2 rebounds and added 16.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 5-5, averaging 113.3 points, 44.8 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.1 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting.
Thunder: 4-6, averaging 108.8 points, 48.6 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting.
Thunder Injuries: Andre Roberson: out (knee).
Warriors Injuries: Andrew Bogut: day to day (personal), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Kevin Durant: day to day (right ankle contusion).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.