With the Oklahoma City Thunder leading the Golden State Warriors three games to one, the series shifts back to Oracle Arena for Game 5.
The Thunder have had the Dubs’ number recently, holding Golden State to just 40 percent shooting over Games 3 and 4.
Stephen Curry shot just 6 of 20 from the field in Game 4, while Russell Westbrook notched his third career playoff triple double with at least 30 points. Westbrook has been having his way and getting into the paint at will, and the Warriors have yet to find a defensive option capable of slowing last year’s scoring champ.
The Thunder have all the momentum, but Oracle is still the toughest place to play in the NBA. Can OKC keep the good times rolling or will the series head back to OKC for a Game 6?
Andre Iguodala Over/Under 8 points
PUSH. Andre Iguodala has scored 8.5 points per game over the last two games and he is averaging 9.25 points per game in this series. It’s too close to call.
Draymond Green Over/Under 14.5 points
UNDER. We will take the under just because Draymond Green is playing disgusting basketball right now. There really does not need to be any further substantiation. He is just totally out of sync in this series.
Harrison Barnes Over/Under 10.5 points
PUSH. Harrison Barnes is averaging 10.25 points per game in this series and this one is too close to call with others offering far better value later on.
Klay Thompson Over/Under 24.5 points
OVER. Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in postseason scoring at 25.4 points per game and he was the only one who really got much going in Game 4, when he scored 19 straight Thunder points. He also has drawn the defensive assignment of Westbrook for much of this series, and is still finding the energy to ignite one-man runs. Because Stephen Curry has been languishing, Thompson’s scoring exploits are all the more necessary.
Stephen Curry Over/Under 30.5 points
OVER. Stephen Curry will put a better game together tonight in front of the Oracle crowd. He has been struggling in a way we just do not see often, and the emotional rally of a team with its back on the wall should be enough to pull the two-time MVP out of his funk.
Dion Waiters Over/Under 9 points
OVER. Dion Waiters is averaging 11.5 points per game over the last two games and has scored 10 or more in three of the last five games. The Thunder need his scoring off the bench, and in Game 4 he had 10 of the 11 bench points. Waiters seems to have discovered his niche, serving as a backup combo guard who has run the point plenty in this series. Waiters has had three assists or more in every game in this series, as well.
Enes Kanter Over/Under 7 points
UNDER. Enes Kanter played just nine minutes in Game 4. He had 10 points and 12 rebounds in Game 3, but he was relatively quiet in Games 1 and 2, as well. Kanter was a complete non-factor in Game 4.
Kevin Durant Over/Under 30.5 points
UNDER. Kevin Durant has scored UNDER 30 in three of the four games thus far in this series, and he was just 8 of 24 from the field in Game 4 despite the Thunder winning so big. Durant has been getting to the line a lot and getting his reps up in each game, but we will go with the fact that he has not scored more than 30 often of late.
Russell Westbrook Over/Under 27 points
OVER. Russell Westbrook is averaging 33 points per game over his past two games and he had 36 in Game 4. The counter-argument is that he is averaging just 21.5 points per game at Oracle this postseason. He has just been so dominant it is hard to imagine him slowing down.