OKLAHOMA CITY, Sporting Alert – The Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors will battle for the lead in the Western Conference finals when they face-off in Game 2 a the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday.
After splitting the first two games in the series, both teams will seek to take a 2-1 lead in the seven-game series.
Golden State managed to level up the conference finals battle with an 118-91 victory in the last outing, this after dropping Game 1 at home.
Reigning two-time MVP Stephen Curry looks to be hitting form again right on schedule, while his supporting cast – Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala made their marks in the last game as well.
All eyes will be on the star point guard to see what effect his swollen elbow he suffered in the last matchup will have on his game.
Curry looked liked himself during the warmups, after draining two midcourt shots during his pregame routine, but we will have to wait and see how he will handle things when being defended.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will once again be the leaders for Oklahoma City, which stole the home court advantage in the series with a win on the road.
Durant is averaging 27.5 points and eight rebounds per game in the two previous games in the series against the Warriors and the All-Star forward is expected to continue to be fruitful at home.
Westbrook is averaging 21.5 points, 12 assists and 4.5 steals in the series so far.