The Oklahoma City Thunder will travel to Sacramento to take up the challenge against hosts Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, CA, on Monday, Feb. 29, starting 10 PM ET.
Despite the home loss against the reigning champions Golden State Warriors, the Thunder are pretty “pleased” with their defence. According to the official NBA source, “Oklahoma City was in position to hand Golden State its sixth loss of the season Saturday, holding an 11-point lead with less than five minutes remaining.”
Credit must be given to the Warriors for their exceptional comeback into the match. The source quotes, “The Warriors came back to force overtime, and Stephen Curry hit the last of his record-tying 12 3-pointers from 32 feet with 0.6 seconds left to hand the Thunder a crushing 121-118 loss.”
But such has been the form of Warriors throughout the season. They are now just 20-games away from history. The Warriors are now 53-5 which means the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record doesn’t seem far away at all. The loss left Oklahoma City with 41-18.
“Moral victories are for young teams,” Kevin Durant told the team’s official website. “We’ll get better from it and worry about the next game.”
“I thought all of the guys really played their hearts out and did a lot of good things,” coach Billy Donovan said. “It’s disappointing to come up short like that, but I think there is a lot we can take from it in terms of what we can do and what we are capable of doing defensively with a tremendous amount of energy and focus.”
According to Sacramento Bee, the Kings are not in the best of forms as their record stands at 24-33 this season. The City have a perfect chance to improve their record.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, 29 February 2016
Time: 10 PM ET
Venue: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA
Live Stream: NBA Live
TV: NBATV,Sportsnet One,CSN-CA,FS Oklahoma HD
Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC,KHTK Sports 1140 AM,Sirius:207(Internet H:905/A:900)