Thunder Social Scene: Warriors Host Game 1 of WCF


Monday, May 16th 2016, 5:42 pm
By: News 9


In the biggest series of the 2016 postseason, the Thunder and Warriors will square off in the Western Conference Finals with Game 1 set for Monday night at 8 p.m. Both Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) and our Thunder reporter Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) will be inside of Oracle Arena for the game, and will be tweeting updates throughout. Be sure to keep checking in to ensure you don't miss out on any of the action. 

Related: Thunder-Warriors Game 1 Preview

Somewhere San Antonio is crying. But here's betting refs make up for it in final 17.2 seconds. It's up to #Thunder to not let that affect.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

How about Adams. Hits free throws and reacts beautifully to stop Klay on D. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Russ airball, KD miss, KD miss and OKC still leads by three, OKC defense making it tough on Warriors. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

KD GETS NO CALLS. MIGHT AS WELL BE A 3RD-TEAM HACK.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

If OKC plays elite D they can pull this off -- & it will send shock waves around the league. No one. And I mean no one, saw this. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

You don't see GSW play tight very often. But that's what OKC has done to them. GSW now has more turns than #Thunder. #NEWS9Thunder

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Mighty Oracle is Mighty Quiet. Nice environment to think.& I think the #Thunder has made a statement that regardless, it's a series. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Warriors 88 Thunder 85 after three, for the 4th time this years it's a close game going into the fourth. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Russell Westbrook has gone from a 1-8, 3 turnover Dead Man Walking first half... To a game-turning monster in 3rd qtr. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Steve Kerr got that free throw line foul on Kanter. Before game ever started. Talked to ref about his history...of success. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

The turnover battle is tied at 11. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Love me some Steph, but bank isn't open, except for him tonight. #Thunder can't afford to get break like that. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

#Thunder still hit-&-miss. If Russ can hit mid-range & D ratchet it up couple of notches, it'll still somehow be 4th qtr game. #NEWS9Thunder

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Russ lives. Game on. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

#Thunder can make up 13-pt halftime deficit in an old-fashioned Jiffy. But GSW can get it back to 20 quicker than u can say 'Festus Ezeli.'

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Curry hits 3 at buzzer, Warriors 60 Thunder 47 Half #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Considering...as out-of-sync, TO-prone, smelly-at-charity, deficient star-production & sieve-ish-D on dribble drives, it's suprisingly close

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Serge slams pulls OKC within four, then Klay 3, Klay 3 and Klay drive and score. Warriors up 12 #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Simply put, Warriors can score in bunches #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Warriors up six, OKC has missed 6 free throws#News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

How many dribble drive layups has GSW pulled off? D not in same stratosphere as what it was v Spurs. #NEWS9Thunder

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

#Warriors gonna go for the knockout punch here. 10pt leads turn into 20pt leads really quick vs. Golden State. #News9Thunder #OKCvsGSW

— Chuck Fisher (@cfishernews9) May 17, 2016

Gotta be the nerves. Hard to believe. Thunder 3 of 8 FT!

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

HORRIBLE NO CALL FOUL AGAINST KD BY LIVINGSTON!!!!!!!

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Warriors shooting 48.4, OKC 48.3, the dreaded turnovers are the difference so far, Warriors up six #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

I'd best this is the slowest .. least action .. poorest offense ... most boring BB we'll see in the 7, 6, 5 or 4 games. @NEWS9Thunder

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

4 some reason #Thunder haven't cut it loose, especially on O. They're ugly team in passive slow-motion. Make mistakes full-speed. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Thunder Defense is a step behind, Warriors up 13, #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

#Thunder having props some of us expected w major defensive adjustments from what they did against conventional Spur offens-- & TO machine.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Fewer turnovers and a couple of 3's would be helpful in the 2nd quarter. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Warriors 27 Thunder 21 after one #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

What a funky-bad 1st quarter. Can't believe GSW isn't ahead by more. And unless OKC turns it around big time, they'll blow doors off. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Thunder down 4, Warriors have a pair of 3's, none for OKC #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Really KD? Handing these guys TOs is handing them points. Awful start for Big 2 w sloppiness the stunning culprit. Explosion coming. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

#Thunder must react to not having as much on O w Adams & easy to turn it over forcing it to him b/c of hand. Should be up, not 10-11. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Bogut just walks away, RUDE! #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Here we go again. KD not getting a superstar call. Worth watching in series: how refs give whistles to Steph v how zebes whistle KD @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Plenty of empty seats at Oracle, 6:00 start and California traffic. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Plenty of empty seats at Oracle, 6:00 start and California traffic. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

Adams is not using that right hand much. Doesn't look good. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 17, 2016

Walking in #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/ofIH0lilKs

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 17, 2016

#Thunder size vs. #Warriors small ball. Who wins the chess match? #OKCvsGSW #News9Thunder #WesternConferenceFinals

— Chuck Fisher (@cfishernews9) May 17, 2016

Steph is missing about 1 out of 10 w multiple launch points & body motion. Amazing to watch poetry in motion. @news9 pic.twitter.com/9LZrUruqgD

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Steph in the House. @news9. #Thunder pic.twitter.com/VR2SCpNgkA

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Russ out later 4 warm-up on road in playoffs. Home games 3-hrs early. Hitting mid-range J would greatly help. @news9 pic.twitter.com/Kq7h4zCbPK

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

KD gonna be pulling the trigger here. A good 3-ball percentage would sure help. @news9 pic.twitter.com/INaRbHepzy

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

If you like yellow, Welcome to Oracle! @SteveMcGehee & I live on @NEWS9. No shortage of angles. Or yellow. pic.twitter.com/eKJ00kMqDf

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Here's how special ppl have pegged GSW. The #Thunder have 2 of top 5 players in cosmos, are red-hot & healthy. And 7.5-pt underdogs! @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Russ' coy comments about Steph a few mins ago have SF sports radio guys appalled: "He's a shooter. Nothin' I haven't seen before." @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

We may learn #Thunder not good enough to beat historically good GSW. But I've never seen OKC hungrier, healthier or better. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Russ was so direct & short w media questions that he made KD seem like Dale Carnegie. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

It is safe to say KD had his game face on in media session. Short, succinct, all-bidness answers. @okcthunder @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Talk from the Bay of #Warriors using Livingston on KD some. Sounds very good to me. I'd expect Draymond & Iggy 99.9%. @NEWS9 #Thunder

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Beautiful morning as we enter downtown SF. #Thunder practicing right now. Interviews w players & Billy 9:30. @News9 pic.twitter.com/W7cye63rAz

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

I get a kick out of these NBA experts who unanimously pick GSW--most in 5 games. Maybe so, but think independently! Also had Spurs.@NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2016

Insight on OKC-Warriors from Matt Pinto on the Streets of San Francisco tonight on the Blitz. #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/bFswwLYbVV

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 16, 2016

Oracle Arena will be hoppin' Sunday. We r n bumper-to-bumper traffic but it's 72 & sunny! Blitz at 10:20 on @NEWS9. pic.twitter.com/0ETb8B6BoP

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 15, 2016

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