The Oklahoma City Thunder are thriving as of late, and tomorrow will be a test as to how good they’ve really been. We should also see an entertaining duel between two of the highest-scoring guards in the league in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Stephen Curry.

Catch the game tomorrow at 9:00 AM, Manila time.

HOME: Oklahoma City Thunder (24-25, 9-15 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • Josh Giddey
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • Jalen Williams / Lu Dort
  • Lu Dort
  • Jaylin Williams

The Thunder have quietly built some momentum and just a game out of the 10th and final play-in spot. They are 8-3 in their last 11 games, averaging 119.2 points and surrendering 110.6 per game in that span.

As we’ve seen all season long, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is playing like an All-Star, perhaps an All-NBA guard too, provided they end up with a competitive record. He’s top five in the league in scoring at 30.9 points per game, and he’s actually at 35.5 PPG with a superb 62.1% shooting clip in his last four. He’ll look to deliver as such tomorrow.

Facilitator Josh Giddey (16 PPG, 8 RPG, 5.7 APG), meanwhile, will remain as his key scoring support, followed by the team’s resident starting 3 and D guy, Lu Dort (14.1 PPG), assuming he suddenly plays.

The Thunder are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.


AWAY: Golden State Warriors (25-24, 6-18 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • Stephen Curry
  • Klay Thompson
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Draymond Green
  • Kevon Looney

The Warriors are coming in having won two consecutive games. They just broke a pattern of alternating wins and losses across six contents. However, they are back on the road, where they’ve been terrible this season.

Still, there’s no denying that the Dubs are a potent offensive squad. They are second in the league in points per game at 117.9, and have been dropping 124.3 over their eight previous outings. The trademark crisp passing is also there, as evident in ranking first in assists.

Stephen Curry could enter in a scoring duel with SGA. The 34-year-old is unloading 29.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game on the season, and has gone 12-for-24 from beyond the arc in his last three. The Chef should stay cooking tomorrow, especially from downtown.

Being an elite-ranked offense, the Warriors have plenty of secondary weapons after curry: Jordan Poole (21 PPG), Klay Thompson (20. 9 PPG), and Andrew Wiggins (17.5 PPG) can provide great scoring at any given night.

Golden State is 4-1 ATS in its last five road games.


Handicap: The Warriors (-4) pick up a rare road victory and also cover the spread.

Over/Under: 241 seems a bit high. Going under could be better.