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2012-2013 Game 49 Preview: Thunder Play Warriors Without Bogut

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The Warriors are 4-1 with Bogut in the lineup, but got crushed by the fast-paced Rockets. That should tell you something about how they'll fare in transition against the Thunder.

William Bennett Berry

2012-2013 NBA Season
The Golden State Warriors (30-18)
The Oklahoma City Thunder (36-12)
February 6th, 2013
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7:00 PM CST
Fox Sports Network Oklahoma, Comcast Sports Network Bay Area
WWLS the Sports Animal (98.1), KNBR 680
Enemy Blogs: Golden State Of Mind, WarriorsWorld
Previous Meetings: Nov 19, Jan 23 (Season Series Tied 1-1)
Injury Report: Brandon Rush (Out)
Probable Starters
Stephen Curry PG Russell Westbrook
Klay Thompson SG Thabo Sefolosha
Harrison Barnes SF Kevin Durant
David Lee PF Serge Ibaka
Andrew Bogut C Kendrick Perkins

Today's a total sick day for me. It's terrible that it came on the day of my favorite two teams playing, but that's how it goes sometimes. Random thoughts about tonight:

-Andrew Bogut is good, but the Thunder can definitely hold their own in the paint, so I don't think it'll be too much of a factor.

-If either team has a good night from three, they're almost guaranteed to win.

-Slow pace favors Dubs, fast pace favors Thunder.

-Stopping offensive boards can really hamstring the Warriors.

-Hopefully, the Thunder won't give these guys too much space on the perimeter.

-I hope I don't throw up in my seat.

Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder 109, Golden State Warriors 106.

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