Golden State Warriors: Kevin Durant listed as ‘questionable’ vs. OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 20: Kevin Durant
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The Golden State Warriors will finish off their 4-game road trip on Wednesday when they play against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out, the Golden State Warriors battled against the Brooklyn Nets on the tail end of a back-to-back series, winning that game 118-111 at Barclays Center.

After two days off in New York, the Dubs will now head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to face the Oklahoma City Thunder, concluding Golden State’s 4-game road trip.

Every single NBA fan is going to have their eyes fixed on this game, hoping for an intense, hard-fought contest featuring KD’s former sidekick and a couple new stars. Unfortunately, it appears as if KD may not even be able to suit up Wednesday night.

According to Warriors PR on Tuesday, Durant remains questionable with a left ankle sprain until further notice. Hopefully he’s cleared for action come game time.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder

Tip-Off: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, ESPN

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Oklahoma City Thunder

PG: Russell Westbrook

SG: Andre Roberson

SF: Paul George

PF: Carmelo Anthony

C: Steven Adams

Head Coach: Billy Donovan

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: Kevin Durant is listed as questionable due to a left ankle sprain. Damian Jones and two-way contract players Quinn Cook and Chris Boucher are with the G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors.

OKC: No injuries.

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Keys to the Game

Westbrook is currently averaging 20.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 1.9 steals in 34.6 minutes per game. He’s also averaging a horrific 4.5 turnovers per game and shooting an abysmal 39.4 percent from the field, 32.5 percent from behind the arc and 71.0 percent from the free throw line.

So the key to the game is rather interesting: let Russ be Russ, and focus on stopping the supporting cast. Russ will either shoot OKC out of the game trying to match Curry, or he’ll try to do too much trying to chase his beloved triple-double.

If the Warriors focus on limiting the other guys, a Westbrook takeover is quite possibly the best thing that could happen.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)