The Thunder are in Good Shape for Game 2
Let me start by saying the Warriors are still favorites for game 2 and probably still deserve to be favorites to win the Western Conference. Steph Curry is not 100%, but he looks better than anyone thought he would be at this point post the slight knee tear.
The Warriors and Spurs went a combined 79–3 at home during the regular season. The best two team total in NBA history. However, in the month of May, the Warriors and Spurs are a combined 0–3 at home against the Thunder.
The most startling stat to me in game 1 was not that the Warriors bread and butter of the Dray/Steph pick and roll only happened a season low 6 times, but that Kevin Durant had an Offensive Rating of 76. And the fact that a horrible offensive performance by Durant didn’t stop the Thunder from winning. Everyone, including me, thought for the Thunder to have any chance of winning, Durant would need need to be, well Kevin Durant.
An Offensive Rating of 76 is the third lowest total Durant has put together in the past two years. The previous lower scores both came in losses and one of them happened to be against the Warriors when Okc lost by 26.
For Durant to have that bad of a night and the Thunder to still win is nothing short of amazing. This should be a fun game 2 tonight.