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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NBA : Thunder Take 3-1 Lead to Golden State

The Golden State Warriors won 73 games during the regular season, but if they don't win Thursday night (9 PM ET, TNT), their playoffs will be over. Golden State lost 94-118 to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, dropping the cash as 3-point road favorites to fall behind 3-1 in their Western Conference final.

There's no question that the Warriors aren't the same team that went into the postseason as – 150 favorites to defend their championship. Stephen Curry doesn't seem to have shaken off the injuries he suffered during the first-round series against the Houston Rockets; the two-time and reigning MVP had another off-night Tuesday, scoring just 19 points on 6-of-20 shooting, including 2-of-10 from long range.

But give credit to the Thunder for putting the boots to Golden State. They upset the San Antonio Spurs in the previous round, and now they're 10-5 ATS during these playoffs after blowing out the Warriors in back-to-back games. Russell Westbrook had another triple-double Tuesday night, posting 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. That's five straight games with at least 10 assists for Westbrook, and 10 out of the 15 games he's played in the postseason.

NBA : Thunder Take 3-1 Lead to Golden State

NBA Odds: Warriors on Brink of Elimination Versus OKC
The Oklahoma City Thunder are one win away from eliminating the defending champs. They'll carry a 3-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors into Game 6 Thursday night at Oracle Arena, tipping off at 9 PM ET on TNT.

Russell Westbrook had a triple-double (36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists) for Oklahoma City in Tuesday's 118-94 win over Golden State, cashing in the Thunder as 3-point home dogs. Stephen Curry, who clearly isn't 100% after suffering multiple injuries during the first round, was held to just 19 points on 6-of-20 from the floor.

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