The Golden State Warriors hope to pick up the pieces of their now-fragmented repeat title dreams against the Oklahoma City Thunder as Game 4 of their Western Conference NBA Playoff Series will stream live Tuesday, with the Thunder ahead two games to one after the defending NBA Champions came apart at the seams on Sunday, losing by a humiliating 28-point margin.
After winning an NBA record 73 games in the regular season and being widely hailed as possibly the greatest NBA team of all time, and featuring the first-ever unanimous league MVP in Stephen Curry, the Warriors now find themselves in desperate need of a win to avoid falling into a hole from which only eight teams in NBA history have been able to climb out.
Of more than 200 teams that have fallen behind 3-1 in a seven-game NBA playoff series, only eight have managed to recover, winning three straight games and the series — and none since 2006 when Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference quarterfinals after losing games two, three and four.
Not only did the Warriors play nothing like the team that lost a mere nine games all season long in Game Three, the contest was marred by a bizarre foul that saw Warriors power forward Draymond Green apparently kick Thunder center Steven Adams squarely in the groin midway through the second quarter.
Watch the painful incident in the video below.
The NBA levied a $25,000 fine at Green, calling the kick “unnecessary and excessive,” but decided against suspending the 26-year-old fourth-year star out of Michigan State, accepting Green’s explanation that the kick was unintentional.
The foul was classified as Flagrant Two, however, giving him three flagrant foul points for the postseason and triggering an automatic suspension if he accrues another flagrant.
Watch full highlights of the Oklahoma City victory over Golden State in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of Game Four, pitting the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central Time at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, May 24 — 6 p.m. Pacific Time, 9 p.m. Eastern.
In last season’s NBA Finals, Golden State fell behind the Cleveland Cavaliers two games to one before ripping off three wins in a row to take the Championship in six games. But this season’s Warriors team has never faced this level of adversity, winning each of their first two playoff series by four games to one margins.
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To watch a live stream of the Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Western Conference Finals series, Game Four, fans will have a few options on Tuesday. Using login credentials from a cable or satellite provider, viewers can log in to Watch TNT at this link — or download the Watch TNT app to view the game on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. The alternative feed from TNT Overtime, however, is accessible without login credentials by clicking here.
For fans who want another way to watch the live stream without login credentials, or those who simply prefer to watch the Western Conference Finals Playoff game on a TV set rather than on a computer or mobile device, Sling TV carries TNT, which will broadcast the game. The Sling TV package subscription costs $20 per month, but also offers a seven-day free trial. To watch the NBA Playoffs Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. Golden State Warriors Game Four on Sling TV, go to this link to sign up. The PlayStation Vue TV subscription, which is also available on several non-PlayStation devices such as the iPad and Amazon Fire, comes with a free trial as well and carries the NBA on TNT at this link.
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