NBA Basketball on Thursday Night

There are two games to be played on Thursday night. The Houston Rockets will travel to New York to face the Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors.

 

Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks

knicks vs rocketsThe first game on Thursday night puts the 5-4 Houston Rockets against the 3-4 New York Knicks. The Rockets are coming off a 123-117 loss over the Philadelphia 76ers and want to bounce back here. The Knicks are coming off a 95-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks and want to keep their momentum going.

The Rockets are lead by Dwight Howard and James Harden. Harden leads his team in scoring with 24.9, assists with 5.1 and steals with 2.3 per game. Howard leads his team in rebounds with 14.9 and blocks with 1.9 per game. The Knicks are lead by Carmelo Anthony. He is averaging 23.2 points, 9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals per game so far this season.

 

My Prediction

The Rockets start fast with a 15-6 run to open up the game. The Knicks make a 8-3 run of their own to close the but both teams match scores the rest of the 1st quarter for a score of 32-28. In the 2nd quarter the score remains close with neither teams giving an edge and the score at halftime being 57-53. The 3rd quarter is when the Rockets build up a lead by going on a 18-4 run to take an 18 point lead. The Knicks cut it to 11 going into the 4th quarter with a score of 85-74. The Knicks try to come back by going on a 10-4 run but the Rockets answer right back with a 15-5 run. The Rockets match scoring with the Knicks to secure the victory.

Final Score

Rockets: 112
Knicks: 97

 

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Golden State Warriors

warriors vs thunderThe 2nd game of the night puts the 5-2 Oklahoma City Thunder against the 5-3 Golden State Warriors. The Thunder are coming off a 111-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and want to bounce back here. The Warriors are coming off a 113-95 win over the Detroit Pistons and want to keep the momentum going against the Thunder.

The Thunder are lead by Kevin Durant. He is averaging 30.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.71 steals per game so far this season. The Warriors are lead by Stephen Curry. So far this season Curry is averaging 20 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 1.71 steals per game.

 

My Prediction 

Neither team gives an edge as the biggest lead of the 1st quarter is 4 point lead by the Thunder. The 1st quarter ends with a score of 31-28. The 2nd quarter starts with a 3 pointer from Steph Curry to tie the game at 31. The Thunder then go on a 10-2 run but the Warriors come back with a 14-5 run to take a 1 point lead. Both teams match scores the rest of the quarter and the score at halftime is 57-56. In the 3rd quarter the Thunder go n a 17-3 run to take a 13 point lead but the Warriors come right back again and go on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 3. The 3rd quarter ends with the Thunder on top 84-81. The 4th quarter remains a close game as neither team gives an edge. The Thunder take a 5 point lead with 2 minutes to go in the game but Steph Curry hits another 3 pointer to cut the lead to 2. The Thunder miss their next shot and then the Warriors tie up the game on a Klay Thompson 15 foot jump shot. With 30 seconds left Kevin Durant hits a 12 foot jump shot to give the Thunder the lead. Steph Curry then comes down but misses his shot and the Thunder get the rebound and hold on for the win.

Final Score

Thunder: 103
Warriors: 100

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