Last week’s overtime thriller was an instant classic. Andre Iguodala, a 62-percent free-throw shooter, hitting two clutch shots to send the game into overtime. Kevin Durant going for 37 and 12 only to suffer his first foul-out in three years in the extra period. Steph Curry going into super-human mode, battling off an ankle injury to put up 46 points and 12 three-pointers, with the last serving as a ridiculous game-winner from 35-feet.
If the encore features even a fraction of the excitement, we’re in for another must-watch contest. Here’s everything you need to know:
Thunder vs. Warriors Viewing Info
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: TNT
In all likelihood, this will be Curry’s first appearance since that transcendent effort almost a week ago. He missed Tuesday’s game with the same injured ankle he torched Oklahoma City on, but after participating in his normal routine Wednesday, it seems he’ll be good to go for the rematch.
That would put the Dubs at full strength as they aim for more NBA history:
And as if a matchup of this magnitude needed any more drama, the Thunder are suddenly reeling. They blew a 22-point lead against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, and after once looking like the clear No. 3 seed behind Golden State and San Antonio, Billy Donovan’s squad is suddenly only a game-and-a-half up on the Clips.
You can’t call this a must-win for the Thunder, but with the way the last week has gone, you can bet they’ll have a little extra motivation at ORACLE, where they nearly pulled off a win last month.
In other words, get ready for (more) fireworks between the two most entertaining teams in the NBA.