The Oklahoma City Thunder dropped its fifth straight loss Friday despite a career performance from Ty Jerome. The Golden State Warriors won 118-97. The second-year guard out of Virginia tied his career-high with 23 points in a 118-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center.
A look at three key numbers related to Friday’s game at Wells Fargo Center between New Orleans and Philadelphia (6 p.m. Central, Bally Sports New Orleans, ESPN Radio New Orleans 100.3 FM): : New Orleans rank among the 30 NBA teams in defensive efficiency during fourth quarters of games since April 1. The Pelicans again kept their postseason hopes alive Tuesday, when they outscored Golden State by a 33-24 margin in the final period, turning a four-point deficit into a five-point victory.
Oklahoma City Thunder (21-46, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (34-33, eighth in the Western Conference) San Francisco; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City looks to break its five-game skid with a win against Golden State. The Warriors are 20-17 in Western Conference games.