The Golden State Warriors have been inconsistent this season, which is in contradictory to last season, where they brushed aside teams with ease. The Warriors have already lost two matches, and they have played only six, which are not good signs for Stephen Curry and co.
They are one of the strong contenders for the NBA title, and will be eager to get back to their winning ways after they lost to Los Angeles Lakers by 20 points in an embarrassing manner. That loss came after their massive win against Oklahoma City Thunder. The Warriors will face New Orleans Pelicans, who have been the worst team in the western conference, failing to win a single game so far.
Though the Warriors should not have much trouble in getting past the Pelicans, they cannot afford to take their opponents light especially after their big loss to the Lakers, which was not expected from such a quality side.
The Warriors were a strong team in the offensive front, scoring some big points in a game with great help from Curry and Thompson last season. But, the Splash brothers have been below par this season, and Curry, as per the standards he has set for himself from beyond the arc, was shocking against the Lakers, missing all 10 attempts from three-point range.
Even Thompson has not been able to deliver like last season, but the sharp shooter is not too perturbed with it, and believes he will come back strongly.
"I'm not going to panic, playing like crap. It's November so I'm not going to panic. I had a bad start last year, too. That's all I got for you," ESPN quoted Thompson as saying.
Despite their below par start, make no mistake, they are a strong team, and with players like Kevin Durant looking good, they have it in them to defeat strong teams as the NBA regular season moves forward. But, the Warriors will be keen to see the trio of Durant, Curry and Thompson shine, and dominate teams in the league.
The Pelicans, on the other hand, will hope that the trio do not get their act together as they are desperate to win their first game of the season. The Pelicans have also been a bit unlucky, losing out on close matches. They lost to Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns in OT in their last two matches.
Not only do they need some luck, but Anthony Davis and Tim Frazier also need to have a brilliant game to script their first win of the league.
Where to Watch Live
Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder is set to begin at 10.30pm ET (3.30am GMT, 9am IST next day). Live Streaming and TV guide for the NBA match is given below.
India: TV: Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv.
USA: TV: NBA TV
UK: TV: BT Sport. Live Streaming: Watch BT Sport.
Philippines: NBA Premium
International: NBA Online.