Steve's Thunder Notes: The Perfect Setup


Friday, May 27th 2016, 4:58 pm
By: News 9


One win away - the Warriors would love that scenario. But ,the underdogs, the over-achievers, the 55-win team sits in a great spot entering game six of the Western Conference Finals. A Saturday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena against the defending NBA Champions, does it get any better?  

What an excellent opportunity for the playoff-hungry Oklahoma City Thunder; having the chance to knockout the Warriors in front of a Thunderous crowd. Trust me, after sitting through last night's game the home court advantage is a difference maker. Yep, I will be bringing the ear plugs to the game Saturday night.

OKC didn't play that great in game five and still were a three-pointer away from making it real interesting late in the game. Did Steven Adams play in the first quarter? He was on the bench with two fouls before I could successfully switch my laptop to the Warriors' wifi at Oracle.

Refs are human, but being inconsistent on calling fouls from game-to-game irritates me. 

I listened to a great debate on the Bay Area radio last night after the game: Who wants it more? The team trying to repeat as Champions? Or, the team still looking for one? The host on the radio picked Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. I would agree. They have the hungrier look in their eyes.

Russ and KD playing at home on a Saturday night in what may very well be the loudest crowd ever at the Peake. I say OKC in six and pack the suitcase for the Buckeye State.