Game of the Night: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors

November 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after scoring a basket against the Detroit Pistons during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Pistons 113-95. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday nights in the Association are pretty interesting, because it is the prime night for NBA basketball and most of the games are televised. With two games on slate for tonight it could be easy to choose between the two, but tonight’s match-ups are difficult to make a decision on. The first game on slate is the Houston Howards, I mean Rockets, traveling to the Big Apple to take on the New York Knicks. And the second game of the doubleheader on TNT is Oklahoma City taking their talents to Golden State to face the Warriors. The Knicks have made headlines recently but for all of the wrong reasons. The Rockets, meanwhile, are just coming off an overtime lost in Philadelphia without their superstar James Harden.

My pick for Game of the Night, is by far Curry vs. Westbrook, or, Oklahoma City vs. Golden State. This game is going to have a lot of emotion behind it. The Warriors are almost untouchable at home (3-0 this season), and they are on a mission to prove to the rest of the league that they are contenders and they are coming. The addition of Iguodala to their team, just added a whole new dimension that gives them another threat and a scorer who can also help lighten the burden on Curry. It also does not hurt that Klay Thompson, apparently, took offense to the reports that his name was thrown around in trade talks and rumors this off-season. He is playing at a very high level right now.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have just lost a tough game to the Clippers last night and will be looking to take out their fruastration on someone. The only problem with that is, the Warriors are not just anybody. Westbrook has been struggling with his shot as of late and there are not many words to describe Kevin Durant’s season except for maybe, “MVP-like.” He is playing at another level and it seems his approach to the game this year is more of letting the game come to him and taking over at the right time. If the Thunder really want to get back to their glory, their bench will need to help them out tremendously.

The game will be close but I will choose the Warriors to win this game at home tonight and win close. Curry will make a last second shot and the crowd will erupt in joy, while Durant and his Thunder teammates will wonder how they let another game slip away from them.

Final score – OKC 99 – GS 101

National TV: TNT

Time: 10:30 p.m. EST

 

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