Draymond Green fires jab at Russell Westbrook ahead of Warriors/Thunder clash

Feb 12, 2017, 00:42
Draymond Green fires jab at Russell Westbrook ahead of Warriors/Thunder clash

Setting aside how the game will affect the standings, the arena is going to be very charged with emotions from fans and players alike.

ABOUT THE CAVALIERS (36-15): Korver had his best game since joining the team in the win over the Pacers, establishing season highs for points while sinking eight 3-pointers - his most since 2007.

Sadly, that will not be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight. Reminder: Russell Westbrook is 28 years old.

After coach Tyronn Lue said James, Irving and Kevin Love might all sit out to rest, all three stars played, with Lue saying all told him they were feeling "pretty good".

Oklahoma City led 86-82 at the end of the quarter, but the Cavaliers tied the game midway through the fourth. That set the table for Westbrook to close strong with his 26th triple-double as the Thunder beat the defending champions, 118-109.

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It's clear that Durant and Westbrook have a growing feud and that will be something to watch for in the game on Saturday. The hype for Kevin Durant's return to town already is eclipsing the excitement for James' lone visit, and Westbrook will have to guard against thinking too much about his now-disliked former running mate prior to the contest versus Cleveland.

National Basketball Association rumors present some interesting information about Kevin Durant and his first return to play the Oklahoma City Thunder as a member of the Golden State Warriors.

"In the second game, I was a little bit more comfortable, just knowing it's all about the game of basketball for me".

The Cavaliers host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

During an ESPN broadcast when the Thunder played at Golden State in January, analyst Jeff Van Gundy predicted the reception from Thunder fans would be "overwhelmingly positive".

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The only Cavaliers to score over 20 points and the only starter over 50% from the field?

Ilyasova was the only starter in double figures with 16 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Their best chance to blow the game open came when they outscored Cleveland 8-2 in roughly a 90-second span to take a 79-71 lead. It might not be the first or last time that happens to Durant either.

"Obviously Russell wasn't going to hear that [full] interview I had about me just talking about my teammates I have now and someone in Oklahoma City phrased it to him as if I was calling them selfish". He brought multiple division titles, got the Thunder to multiple conference championships, and helped guide the Thunder to the NBA Finals in the 2011-12 season.

Collison said he doesn't have an opinion on how the fans should receive Durant. Coming off a back to back, they gave us everything they had. The big question among Thunder Nation is whether the Oklahoma City fans will boo or applaud him.

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