In tonight's game the Thunder will have a few things going for them. First up, the Golden State Warriors should at least be jet lagged from all the traveling they have been doing this season. The warriors have played just 13 home games this year, out of 33. Even better for OKC is the Warriors 4-16 road record, which includes a 2-13 stretch in which they have traveled to 15 of their last 21 games. The bad part in all of that? One of those 2 wins came against the Thunder on December 8th, a 112-102 victory.
The Warriors are a hard game to predict as you never really know what you are going to get. They have been playing better recently as of late, including a big win last week against the Boston Celtics, but they are horrid on the road and having won once already in OKC, maybe that bodes well for the the Thunder. Again, the Warriors play has been so up and down, its really hard to predict, but you definitely have to believe the Thunder will be in this one until the end.
Don't expect to see Nenad Krstic suited up tonight though as Sam Presti announced at the press conference yesterday that they would still need to wait for the immigration and visa process to take place before Nenad would be able to play in a game. Their focus will be on Nenad's conditioning and his acclimation to playing with his new teamates. So we'll have to wait a bit longer to see the impact of the newest member of our Oklahoma City Thunder.