UPDATE (6:36pm PT): Stephen Curry will play Thursday night against the Thunder, as will Andre Iguodala.
OAKLAND – One more win, and the Warriors match the Chicago Bulls for the longest home win streak in NBA history.
Expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to do all within their power to prevent that when the two teams meet Thursday night at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors (54-5) last Saturday dealt the Thunder a heartbreaking loss, 121-118 in overtime, in Oklahoma City. Stephen Curry’s 37-foot, 3-pointer with .6 seconds remaining won the game and stunned a raucous road crowd.
Though Curry is listed as questionable, all indications are he will be in the lineup.
OKC (42-19) under rookie coach Billy Donovan is reeling, losing five of its last seven games and coming off yet another tough loss, blowing a 22-point lead in a 103-98 defeat to the Clippers on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Warriors by 7.5.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Draymond Green vs. Kevin Durant: Green will open on Durant, but he also knows he’ll get plenty of support against one of NBA’s most lethal scorers. Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston all will take turns. Durant scored 37 against the Warriors last week. The best defense, it turned out, was fouling him out in OT.
Stephen Curry vs. Russell Westbrook: Curry knows he’ll get plenty of help on Westbrook, most notably from Thompson. The strategy against Westbrook is the same is ever. Try to keep contain him in transition and try to make him a volume shooter. The Warriors did an excellent job in the second half last week, holding Westbrook to 3-of-17 shooting after halftime.
Warriors: G Stephen Curry (L ankle sprain) and F Andre Iguodala (L hamstring tightness) are listed as questionable. C Festus Ezeli (L knee surgery) is listed as out.
Thunder: No injuries listed.
The Warriors won the first two meetings this season, Feb. 6 in Oakland (116-108) and Feb. 27 in OKC (121-118), and are seeking their first season sweep since 1987-88, when franchise was in Seattle. The Warriors have won five of the last six overall, including the last four at Oracle.
“I need to get more than zero (rebounds). They really beat us up on the boards. They got a lot of offensive rebounds, especially late in the game. We’ve just got to do a better job of getting some rebounds. It was interesting game. Looking at the stat sheet, there’s no way we should have won that game, but we did. But we have more work to do.” – Warriors center Andrew Bogut on his and the team’s performance in the OT win last Saturday in Oklahoma City