Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT

Location: Pepsi Center (Denver, Colorado)

Television: TNT, FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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After dominating the Kings in the first quarter on Tuesday night, the Thunder essentially came unglued for the rest of the game as they stumbled into their third loss in a row, this time against one of the worst-performing teams in the league. In the end, fans and media alike were bewildered and even questioned whether it was too soon or just the right time to panic.

While 10 games is a small sample, it is enough to take a look and see whether improvements have been made or not, and so far, Oklahoma City doesn’t look much better than it did at the start of the season. Tonight, the Thunder have an opportunity to show some progress as they take on Northwestern Division foe the Denver Nuggets. While there are still 70 games left in the season, Oklahoma City desperately needs to start stringing together some wins to show that they can be successful.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Andre Roberson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams

Nuggets

  • PG: Jamal Murray
  • SG: Gary Harris
  • SF: Wilson Chandler
  • PF: Paul Milsap
  • C: Nikola Jokic

Injuries

Thunder

  • None

Nuggets

  • Juancho Hernangomez (mononucleosis) is out.

Head-to-Head

  • In nine seasons in Oklahoma City, the Thunder is 20-15 against the Nuggets (13-6 at home, 7-9 on the road).
  • Oklahoma City has won nine of the last ten matchups with Denver, including three of four meetings last season.
  • In nine seasons in Oklahoma City, the Thunder has won the season series against the Kings six times and lost three times.
  • Russell Westbrook recorded his single-season record-setting 42nd triple-double against the Nuggets last season in a 106-105 buzzer-beating win on April 9, 2017 in Denver.
  • Andre Roberson made a career-high five free throws on a career-high eight attempts against Denver on January 7, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
  • Nikola Jokic played a career-high 40 minutes and recorded a career-high five blocks against the Thunder on April 12, 2017 in Oklahoma City.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City is 2-4 on the road. Denver is 4-2 at home.
  • The Thunder is 0-5 against Northwest Division opponents, while the Nuggets are 0-1.
  • The Thunder is 0-6 against Western Conference opponents, while the Nuggets are 1-2.
  • The Thunder has lost three games in a row, while the Nuggets have won three of four games so far in a six-game home stand.
  • Russell Westbrook has four triple-doubles so far this season. The Thunder are 4-0 when he gets one and 0-6 when he does not.
  • Carmelo Anthony played his first eight seasons of the NBA with Denver.

Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.