Game #12 Preview | Los Angeles Clippers

Tip-Off: 8 PM CT

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, OK)

Television: FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

Another bad loss for Oklahoma City last night means Thunder fans are as hungry as ever for a win. Tonight, the Thunder hosts the Los Angeles Clippers, who started off the season as one of the hottest teams in the league at 5-0, but has slipped to 6-5 since then.

In last night’s game, Steven Adams took a blow to his calf, so his status for tonight is unsure. If he has to miss, the Thunder will have their hands full defending Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Either way, Oklahoma City needs to find a way to get a win tonight and protect home court.

Projected Starters


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


  • PG: Lou Williams
  • SG: Austin Rivers
  • SF: Wesley Johnson
  • PF: Blake Griffin
  • C: DeAndre Jordan



  • Steven Adams (calf contusion) is questionable.


  • Patrick Beverley (right knee soreness) is out.
  • Danilo Gallinari (hip) is out.


  • In nine seasons in Oklahoma City, the Thunder is 17-16 against the Clippers (9-7 at home, 8-9 on the road).
  • Oklahoma City split the season series 2-2 with the Clippers last year.
  • In nine seasons in Oklahoma City, the Thunder has won the season series against the Clippers three times, lost three times, and tied three times.
  • Jerami Grant tied a career-high three made three-pointers against the Clippers last season on January 16, 2017 in Los Angeles.
  • Austin Rivers scored a career-high 32 points on a career-high 12 made field goals against the Thunder on March 31, 2016 in Oklahoma City.
  • Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers at the time, Lou Williams scored a career-high 44 points against the Thunder on January 8, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City is 2-2 at home. Los Angeles is 2-1 on the road.
  • The Thunder is 0-7 against Western Conference opponents, while the Clippers are 5-3.
  • The Thunder has lost four games in a row, while the Clippers have lost three in a row and five of their last six.
  • Raymond Felton played for the Clippers last season before signing with the Thunder in free agency.
  • Russell Westbrook has four triple-doubles so far this season. The Thunder are 4-0 when he gets one and 0-7 when he does not.

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

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