Oklahoma City Thunder host fellow Western Conference rival Golden State Warriors in the NBA 2019-20 regular season at Chesapeake Energy Arena, with both the teams still looking for their first win of the season.
Thunder are already finding the harsh reality of life without Russell Westbrook who left the franchise after 11 years for Houston rockets this offseason. OKC lost the first two games without touching a 100-point mark in either game.
Warriors also head to the new season with an air of uncertainty. They are certainly in transition following the departure of Kevin Durant and experienced Andre Iguodala. Stephen Curry will have to bring his MVP-game if the Dubs are to remain competitive in the Western Conference.
Warriors opened their season with a 122-141 defeat in their first-ever NBA game at their newly-build Billion-Dollar Arena Chase Center.
Match Timing: October 28, 2019, @ 01:00 AM IST
Venue – Chesapeake Energy Arena
OKC vs GSW Dream11 Team News:
Oklahoma City Thunder:
OKC head coach Billy Donovan gave updates about his squad for the next game against Warriors. He ruled out Andre Roberson with a knee injury. The 27-year-old forward missed the entire 2018-29 season and didn’t feature in Thunder’s preseason either.
In addition, Donovan also confirmed that Hamidou Diallo, who suffered a left ankle injury during Thunder’s 97-85 loss against Washington Wizards, will be assessed before the match.
Thunder’s squad for this game:
Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Steven Adams, Danilo Gallinari, Mike Muscala, Abdel Nader, Nerlend Noel, Justin Patton, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell, Darius Bazley, Deonte Burton, Hamidou Diallo, Luguentz Dort, Terrance Ferguson, Abdul Gaddy, Devon Hall, Myke Henry, Eric Moreland
Golden State Warriors:
Klay Thompson will be missing the rest of the regular season after undergoing an ACL surgery in the offseason.
While summer signing Willie Cauley Stein remains on the sidelines due to a mid-foot sprain.
Warriors squad for this match:
Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole, Alen Smailagić, Eric Paschall, D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Glenn Robinson III, Kevon Looney, Alec Burks, Damion Lee, Ky Bowman, Marquese Chriss
OKC vs GSW Dream11 Starting 5:
Oklahoma City Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Terrance Ferguson, Steven Adams, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chris Paul
Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry, D’Angelo Russell, Kevon Looney, Draymond Green, Glenn Robinson III
OKC vs GSW Dream11 teams:
OKC vs GSW Dream11 Predictions:
Thunder have real problems in the backcourt, and considering how they performed int he opening two games, it’s Warriors who will be confident of geeting their first win of the season.