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Game #77 Preview | Denver Nuggets

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Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Cheapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Television: FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder dropped a critical game in San Antonio last night, but they have no time to dwell on the loss as they take on the Denver Nuggets in Oklahoma City tonight.

The Nuggets have a 2-1 advantage over the Thunder on the season, but Denver is on the outside looking in concerning playoffs. The Nuggets are currently in 10th in the West, and they are two games behind the 8th spot, while the Thunder is in 5th, but they are in danger of tumbling down the standings if they can’t pick up some crucial wins to wrap up the season.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Corey Brewer
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams

Nuggets

  • PG: Jamal Murray
  • SG: Will Barton
  • SF: Wilson Chandler
  • PF: Paul Millsap
  • C: Nikola Jokic

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson ( left patellar surgery) is OUT.

Nuggets

  • Gary Harris (right knee sprain/strain) is OUT.
  • Tyler Lydon (left knee surgery) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 21-17 against the Nuggets (14-6 at home, 7-11 on the road).
  • In nine seasons, the Thunder has won the season series with the Nuggets six times and lost it three times.
  • The Thunder is 1-2 against the Nuggets so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 10 of the last 13 games against the Nuggets but has lost three of the last four.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City has lost two games in a row, and Denver has lost two in a row as well.
  • Oklahoma City is 7-3 in the last 10 games, and Denver is 5-5.
  • Oklahoma City is 26-12 at home, while Denver is 13-25 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City is 25-22 against the Western Conference, while Denver is 24-23.
  • Oklahoma City is 5-10 against the Northwest Division, while Denver is 6-6.
  • Oklahoma City is 7-6 in the second game of a back-to-back, while Denver is 8-4 after two days of rest.

Be sure to check out this week’s episode of Thunder Things with the Thunder Guys.

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

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