Final Score: Warriors 108, Thunder 100
Oklahoma City Thunder:
- Chaotic start. Wow. Way too fast. OKC looked completely discombobulated at the start.
- Why do they feel the need to post up for simply for the sake of the “mismatch”? Multiple possessions lost in the first half due to feeling the need to post up 2 Pat and Grant off the switch.
- Dennis Schröder’s new hair is something else. I absolutely love it, but hate looking at it at the same time.
- Schröder elevates OKC to a new level from last year. 21 points, 6 assists and 9 rebounds in his OKC debut and a couple of chase down blocks to boot!
- That 3rd quarter from PG was a special way to start the season.
- Missed free throws were a major problem last year and that continued in game 1. OKC missed 13 at the line.
- Abrines needs to play more. He is the best floor spacer OKC has and was not a defensive liability. OKC is desperate for three-point shooting. He HAS to be out there.
- OKC shot a mere 36.7 percent from the floor and 27 percent from three and only lost by 8. Take that as you will.
Who’s Up: Dennis Schröder, Alex Abrines
Who’s Down: Terrance Ferguson, Raymond Felton
Next Game: Friday @Clippers
Golden State Warriors:
- The Durant hesitate and cross is virtually impossible to guard. The one on PG in the first quarter shook me. Still might not be his best move though. Check out the hesitate and jab.
- Damian Jones slam off the alley oop was one of the more frightening things I’ve seen.
- I like Damian Jones. I promise I won’t talk about him anymore, but he will be perfect for this team while Boogie is recovering.
- It’s hard to beat Golden State. Even harder when this team grabs 16 offensive rebounds. The effort from guys like Jones, Bell and Looney is infectious. This team needs guys like that to help them get through an arduous season.
- A night to forget for Klay Thompson. The All Star and Thunder killer was 5-20 from the field and 1-8 from three.
- Is there anything more thrilling than a Steph Curry rainbow three?
- Golden State won by 8 in a game where they shot 26.9 percent from three and had 20 turnovers. Wow. Oh. And Klay had an awful shooting night.
- The way Golden State comes at you in waves is so scary. Any lead they have feels double what it actually is. a six-point lead feels like 12, a ten-point lead feels like 20 etc.…
- Chalk this team up as the most fun team in the league to watch from a pure basketball standpoint.
Who’s Up: Kevon Looney, Damian Jones
Who’s Down: Klay Thompson
Next Game: Friday @Jazz