Players Only: Warriors at Thunder

By | 2018-04-04T14:27:53-08:00 April 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Players Only: Warriors at Thunder

For one last time this season, Derek Fisher and the TNT Players Only crew were on the call for a memorable tilt.

The final Players Only Tuesday of the season took Fish and the guys to Oklahoma City for a potential playoff preview tilt between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the visiting Golden State Warriors. Derek was joined once again on the call by Nate Robinson, Brent Barry and sideline reporter Dennis Scott.

The game was a classic showdown between two of Derek’s former OKC teammates, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, that went right down to the wire. Let’s jump right into the highlights.

Durant was hot early, scoring 15 first-quarter points but it was actually the Thunder who jumped out to the first quarter lead thanks to 10 from Paul George. After one OKC held a three-point edge.

The Warriors turned the tables in the early stages of the second quarter with a 10-1 run to the lead. It was a tightly contested quarter from there.

However, a late surge from Golden State, led by two more big buckets from Durant, staked the Dubs to a 10-point halftime lead.

OKC struck back in the third, guided by Westbrook and even briefly pulled ahead on a trey by Westbrook with less than two minutes to go. But five straight points by the Warriors to end the frame made it 84-80 after three.

The game ultimately came down a battle between the two former teammates and although Westbrook won out in the scoring column with his 44 points, it was Durant’s squad that came out on top and moved one step closer to a first round matchup between the two that would be must see TV.