The Warriors had an extra surprise up their sleeve last week by ousting the San Antonio Spurs in OT. What have they, OKC and Miami got coming up this week?[caption id="attachment_14572" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Photo Credit: Rocky Widner/Getty Images[/caption] Last week was an eventful on ESPN Australia via Foxtel as the Golden State Warriors won against the league leading San Antonio Spurs in OT. The Warriors will be back again this week after their successful debut of their new sleeve jerseys, ready to cause more havoc.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS NEW YORK KNICKSTime & Date: Thursday 28th February from Oracle Arena Coverage: LIVE 12:00pm AEDT (See TV Guide for other games and times) Jarrett Jack and the Golden State Warriors pulled out their best game of the season by far last week as they took down the San Antonio Spurs at home in OT. There was plenty of controversy around their new sleeve jerseys but Golden State put that to bed by snapping their 16 game losing streak to the Spurs. The Knicks have got their work cut out for them, the Oracle arena crowd is the loudest in the NBA and no game is easy in their building. Watch For: David Lee. Let's not forget here David Lee before joining the Warriors was a part of the Knicks roster. Playing your former team adds a little something to the motivation and if he can post more than his average of around 17 points and 10 boards then he's in for a massive night.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS MIAMI HEATTime & Date: Thursday 2nd March from Fed Ex Arena Coverage: LIVE 12:00pm AEDT (See TV Guide for other games and times) The ship seems to be steadying in Memphis after their personnel movements in recent times. Rudy Gay and the Grizzlies both had closure last week as Memphis went to Toronto and won against the red hot Raptors while holding Gay to a rough night. LeBron James is the next challenge for Tayshaun Prince and the Grizzlies as when was the last time LeBron had a rough shooting display? Sidekicks Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade are also finding their stride. Watch For: Zach Randolph. Randolph hasn't posted the sort of numbers we were used to seeing pre the Rudy Gay trade. The front line of Miami however will be an area where Randolph can establish himself in the low block, making the game that little bit easier on the team.
DENVER NUGGETS VS OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDERTime & Date: Thursday 2nd March from the Pepsi Centre Coverage: LIVE 2:30pm AEDT (See TV Guide for other games and times) It's been a defensive-less past week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have scored and let their opponents score more than 110 points. That's lead to a 1-1 start from the All Star break and Scott Brooks must be preaching defense for their upcoming game vs the Nuggets. While Denver look impressive and are a strong chance to finish with a playoff spot. Don't be surprised if the Nuggets get rolling and beat the Thunder in the process. Watch For: Ty Lawson. The All Star break has done wonders for Ty Lawson. He's very much pushing the break and making the right decisions on offense A his high assist and scoring totals are representing his hot form.
These are the games you can catch on ESPN Australia via Foxtel this week. 3 top tier teams enter tough home crowds this week are there any clear favourites for any of these games?