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Last week’s action saw an upset with the Oklahoma City Thunder upsetting the highly fancied San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference and the Thunder continued their giant-killing run after disposing of the Warriors at Oracle Arena; Golden State’s home court. With Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant running rampant in their comeback victory, the Thunder now looks to game two in Oakland, California to capitalise on the game one win. The best of seven series decides who progresses to the NBA Finals series and who cements their place as just another also-ran.

If Golden State can’t score a win over the Oklahoma in game two, their season is a very real chance of ending. That would send an enormous emotional jolt to coach Steve Kerr and the NBA’s MVP Steph Curry as well as every player, official and fan.

Over in the East, LeBron James went mad against the Toronto Raptors in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers saluting the majority of UBET customers with a classy ?-? win. The Cavs entered the opening encounter with the Canadian-based club as $1.90 favourites and plenty of punters pounced at the chance to collect.



THUNDER at WARRIORS

Thursday, May 19, 11:00am (AEST) @ Oracle Arena, California

  • The leading point scorer for the Warriors in the playoffs this season is Klay Thompson, who averages 27 points per game. Draymond Green leads the rebounds and assists with 9.9 per and 6.7 per game respectively.
  • The leading point scorer for the Thunder in the playoffs this season is Kevin Durant, who averages 27 points per game. Steven Adams leads the rebound count with 10.1 per game and Russell Westbrook averages the most assists with 10.9 per game.
  • The over/under in the Warriors’ last series was 4/1 and overall, their over/under record in 2015-16 is 50/43.
  • The over/under in the Thunder’s last series was 3/3 and overall, their over/under record in 2015-16 is 44/50.
  • The Warriors’ record at home this season is the best of any team in the competition at 44-3, including their last seven of their last eight at Oracle Arena.
  • Oklahoma City’s away record so far this season is 28-19 and they have won their last five matches on the road, including a last start win at Oracle Arena.
  • The Warriors’ loss at home to the Thunder was just their third home court defeat in 2015-16.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Thunder are 3rd in points per game, 9th in assists, 3rd in rebounds and 6th in opponent’s points per game.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Warriors are 1st in points per game, 1st in assists, 6th in rebounds and 11th in opponent’s points per game.
  • The Thunder has won three straight games on the road against two teams who lost three combined games in the entire regular season at home.

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RESULTS

Warriors (118) def. Thunder (91)



RAPTORS at CAVALIERS

Friday, May 20, 10:30am (AEST) @ Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

  • The leading point scorer for the Cavaliers in the playoffs this season is Kyrie Irving, who averages 24.7 points per game. Kevin Love leads the rebounds with 11.6 per game and LeBron James leads the assists with 6.9 per game.
  • The leading point scorer for the Raptors in the playoffs this season is DeMar DeRozan, who averages 19.9 points per game. Jonas Valanciunas leads the rebound count with 12.1 per game and Kyle Lowry averages the most assists with 6.9 per game.
  • The over/under in the Cavs’ last series was 2/2 and overall, their over/under record in 2015-16 is 46/45.
  • The over/under in the Raptors’ last series was 4/3 and overall, their over/under record in 2015-16 is 48/49.
  • The Cavaliers’ record at home this season is the best of any Eastern Conference team at 37-8, including their last four at Quicken Loans Arena.
  • Toronto’s away record so far this season is 25-22 but they’ve lost four of their last five matches on the road including a 31-point loss the Cavs on Wednesday afternoon (AEST).
  • In the playoffs so far, the Cavs are 2nd in points per game, 2nd in assists, 9th in rebounds and 5th in opponent’s points per game.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Raptors are 10th in points per game, 15th in assists, 10th in rebounds and 4th in opponent’s points per game.
  • The Cavaliers are the first team in four years (fifth in NBA history) to start a single postseason 9-0.

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RESULTS

Cavaliers (108) def. Raptors (89)