Game #51 Preview |Washington Wizards

Tip-Off: 6 PM CT

Location: Capital One Arena (Washington, D.C.)

Television: FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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Just a few days ago last Thursday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Washington Wizards in a battle that ultimately came down to Russell Westbrook vs. Bradley Beal. Westbrook outscored Beal 46 to 41, and the Thunder outscored the Wizards 121-112.

Since last Thursday, both teams have been dealt significant blows in the form of an injury. Oklahoma City lost Andre Roberson for the season when Roberson ruptured his left patellar tendon in the third quarter of the Thunder’s game against the Pistons in Detroit on Sunday, and John Wall has had ongoing knee pain, so he is doubtful to play for the Wizards.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams


  • PG: Tomas Satoranšký
  • SG: Bradley Beal
  • SF: Otto Porter, Jr.
  • PF: Markieff Morris
  • C: Marcin Gortat



  • Andre Roberson (ruptured left patellar tendon) is OUT.


  • John Wall (knee procedure) is OUT.
  • Sheldon Mac (left achilles surgery) is OUT.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 13-5 against the Wizards (9-0 at home, 4-5 on the road).
  • In nine seasons, the Thunder has won the season series with the Wizards four times, lost it once, and tied four times.
  • The Thunder has won six of the last seven games against the Wizards, including the matchup last Thursday.
  • The Thunder tied a season-high of 16 steals against the Wizards last Thursday.
  • Russell Westbrook recorded a season-high 46 points against the Wizards last Thursday in Oklahoma City.
  • Bradley Beal’s 41 points against the Thunder last Thursday is the most scored by any Thunder opponent so far this season.
  • Steven Adams grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds against the Wizards in Washington on January 21, 2015.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City has won eight games in a row, which is the longest active win streak in the NBA, while Washington beat the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-2 in the last 10 games, while Washington is 4-6.
  • Oklahoma City is 11-13 on the road, while Washington is 15-9 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 15-7 against the Eastern Conference, while Washington is 12-10 against the Western Conference.
  • Oklahoma City is 17-12 in games coming off one day of rest, while Washington is 0-1 in games coming off three days of rest.

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

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