Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder, news, live blog, broadcast, how to watch, scores, results, start time, Josh Giddey, Steph Curry
Sensational Aussie NBA teenager Josh Giddey has the chance to face the great Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors on Wednesday (11 a.m. EDT) in an early-season blockbuster.
Giddey’s Oklahoma City Thunder started the season badly with three losses, while the Warriors had three trotting wins.
But Giddey – the NBA’s first-round draft pick from Thunder and still just 19 – just picked up a 19-point, 8-rebound performance against the Philadelphia 76ers last time around and hopes to inspire his team to a first victory. of the season against the powerful GSW franchise.
Wed Oct 27
Wednesday October 27
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QUARTER BY QUARTER MATCH REPORT
Giddey was busy on the glass early, racking up three rebounds while repelling Kevon Looney’s shot and forcing a backcourt violation.
The Thunder started hot and led 16-16 midway through the first term behind a scoring gap, prompting the Warriors to request a time out.
Leading 31-22 with two minutes left in the first quarter, the Thunder had shot 80 percent downtown, while limiting Steph Curry to just four points.
Of course, you can’t keep a champion on the ground for too long as Curry responded with a triple followed by a four-point play conversion and the sniper suddenly had 11 points to bring the Thunder’s lead back to 34-28.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (eight points) and Lu Dort (seven points, three assists) led the Thunder in the first term, while Giddey had two points, three rebounds and a block.
OKC was up six points 34-28 at the first break.
The Thunder increased their lead again to 44-31 early in the second term after back-to-back triplets against Alexsej Pokusevski and Mike Muscula.
Kenrich Williams’ layup extended OKC’s lead to 46-31, the game’s biggest, prompting the Warriors to request a time-out.
âWhen you fall asleep right now with the way the Thunder are playing, that means two points,â OKC commentator Michael Cage said.
Curry continued to keep the Warriors in touch, scoring three more with 3:06 left in the half to reduce OKC’s lead to 50-43.
âHe’s the only reason Golden State is in this game,â Thunder commentator Chris Fisher said.
OKC ended the half with a 9-2 run to take a 59-48 advantage at the half.
Gilgeous-Alexander (13 points) and Curry (16 points) paved the way for their respective teams, while Giddey had two points, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.
The Warriors shot 28% from downtown in the first half on 6 of 21 attempts, compared to the Thunder’s 43% on 7 of 16 attempts.
The Thunder kept their foot on the gas early in the third quarter as Dort kept Curry in check.
Damion Lee’s five-point streak on assists from Draymond Green prompted the Thunder to request a time-out with their lead reduced to 7-64.
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