Yes, NBA basketball is back, and for the second game of the 2018-19's opening night, we'll head out West to Oracle Arena.
The Warriors will face a hard decision next summer when both Durant and Klay Thompson can demand max contracts, something that could prove too costly for the reigning champions. Dennis Schroder will likely start in Westbrook's absence. It is not a definite that he will return to the two-time defending champions.
The Thunder's game notes listed Westbrook as "OUT" on Tuesday, but those notes - released before teams go through shootaround the day of the game - are fluid.More news: Zimmer Biomet, Apple to launch joint replacement app: 4 things to know
The Thunder have two days off following Tuesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors and are scheduled to practice both days before playing the Clippers on Friday.
George scored 13 points in the first 3:56 of the third period, leading a 21-10 Thunder flurry that produced Oklahoma City's first lead of the game at 67-66. Rather, it stands to reason the hope was actual steam would be visible exiting the Brodie's ears as he was forced to watch Kevin Durant receive a second consecutive championship ring.
Curry, who hit 11 of 20 shots and 5 of 9 3-point attempts, also found time for nine assists and eight rebounds.More news: Water Levels Plummet On Texas River That Washed Out Bridge
Even after Andre Roberson's season-ending injury on January 27, the Thunder turned the Warriors over on 17.9 percent of their possession in three meetings.
It seems like it's a case of picking up where they left off for the Golden State Warriors.More news: Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort