Game #15 Preview | San Antonio Spurs

Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: AT&T Center (San Antonio, TX)

Television: ESPN, FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

Oklahoma City picked up its third consecutive win on Wednesday at home against the Bulls, and it looks like the Thunder may finally be getting things figured out. San Antonio, on the other hand, started off the season with four wins in a row, but they have gone 5-6 since then, and they’re just hoping they can hold on until Kawhi Leonard returns.

Steven Adams has missed three games in a row due to a right calf contusion, but he has progressed nicely over the last few days, and he has a good chance of being in the starting lineup tonight. A win tonight would be a new season-high winning streak for the Thunder, and it would give some validity to the point that Oklahoma City has finally started playing solid basketball.

Projected Starters


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


  • PG: Patty Mills
  • SG: Danny Green
  • SF: Kyle Anderson
  • PF: LaMarcus Aldridge
  • C: Pau Gasol



  • Steven Adams (right calf contusion) is questionable.


  • Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) is out.
  • Tony Parker (left quadriceps tendon surgery) is out.
  • Derrick White (right wrist fracture) is out.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder are 14-18 against the Spurs in the regular season (9-8 at home, 5-10 away) and 10-8 against them in the playoffs (7-2 at home, 3-6 away).
  • In nine seasons, the Thunder have won the season series with the Spurs once, lost it four times, and tied four times.
  • The Spurs have won three regular season games in a row over the Thunder in San Antonio, and three of the last four regular season matchups overall.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City has won three games in a row, while San Antonio lost their most recent game.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-5 on the road, while San Antonio is 6-2 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-6 against the Western Conference, while San Antonio is 4-2.
  • Spurs forward Joffrey Lauvergne played 50 games with the Thunder last season.
  • Thunder guard Alex Abrines and Spurs center Pau Gasol are teammates on Spain’s national basketball team.
  • Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti was a member of the Spurs front office from 2000–07, where he reached the position of assistant general manager.

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

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