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Warriors vs. Thunder Odds, Prediction & Preview

Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors battle for the ball during a game February 11, (Getty)

In the second meeting in Oklahoma City since Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors, the Thunder will play the game March 20 under a bit different circumstances.

With Durant sidelined for the rest of the season with an injury, the Thunder will look to continue staying hot as the playoffs approach.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch, the odds and a prediction for the outcome:


Warriors vs. Thunder Preview

Note: All betting odds and numbers courtesy of OddsShark.com.

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Start Time: 8 p.m. EST

TV Channel: TNT

Line: Warriors (-1)

Moneyline: Warriors (-110); Thunder (+110)

Over/Under: 223


Prediction

A season-ending injury suffered by Durant gives this game a much different feel to it than it did the first time the two teams met in Oklahoma City.

Durant and the Warriors were booed mercifully by the Thunder fans, who held signs calling him a “cupcake” the first go-around in early February.

The first time the two teams met, Golden State and Durant got the upper-hand and held on until the end to secure a 130-114 road victory.

This time, the game has a bit more meaning, as well.

The Warriors are still in the process of learning to play without Durant, but have started to find their groove again. They enter the matchup winners of their last three straight games — all home games. Before that, Golden State had dropped three in a row.

The Thunder are trying to improve their playoff seed in the Western Conference. They are currently battling with the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 5 spot in the West, just one-half game back.

Oklahoma City has won each of its last five games and need to win the game to keep momentum moving forward heading into April. Look for Russell Westbrook, who’s still averaging a triple-double (31.7 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 10.3 APG) this season, to attack the rim early and often without the presence of Durant on the floor.

But in Durant’s absence, Stephen Curry has continued to heat up. Over his last nine games, he is averaging 26 points, 6.1 assists and 5.2 rebounds. If Curry and the Warriors’ shooters can get going early as they have been in the last three games, look out for another offensive explosion. But if the shots aren’t falling, count on Westbrook playing with a chip on his shoulder and taking full advantage on the fast break.

Prediction: Warriors 113, Warriors 106

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Warriors vs. Thunder Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors battle for the ball during a game February 11, (Getty)

For the second time this season, the Golden State Warriors are back in Oklahoma City.

As the NBA Playoffs approach, the game has a different meaning for both teams. When the two met in early February, Golden State opened up the game in the second half and never looked back, cruising to a victory. But this time, the Warriors are without Kevin Durant, who is sidelined with a season-ending knee injury.

Golden State looks like it’s found its groove once again after taking a few losses as the team learned to play without Durant. The Warriors have won three-straight games — all at home — and hold a two-game edge on the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Thunder, on the other hand, have won five-straight games as they battle with the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 5 seed in the West. They are currently one-half game back of the Clippers for the spot.

The game March 20 starts at 8 p.m. EST and will be televised on TNT.

Looking for a live stream of the game? There are a handful of options available, including a free trial from Sling TV.

Here’s a roundup of the options:


If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In

On the Web:

If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Orange package, which includes TNT, costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Orange package, which costs $20 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Blue, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Orange package is the only one that includes TNT. Fortunately, it’s the default package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to TNT to watch the game.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the game on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

The service’s Orange package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of games for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s standard Orange package, which costs $20 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting Sling’s Blue package, and/or selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Orange package is the only one that includes TNT. Fortunately, it’s the default package on the Sling TV website.

3. Download the Sling mobile app or utilize the app on your connected TV, and navigate over to TNT to watch the game.


If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-in That Includes TNT

On the Web:

If you have access to a cable subscription log-in and password — either yours or that of someone you know — you can watch the game online for free via Watch TNT. If you’re having trouble logging in or have questions about the service, try the site’s help page.

With an App:

Mobile users with access to a cable subscription can watch the game by downloading the Watch TNT app. It’s available in the App Store, the Google Play Store and the Windows Store.

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