The start to the Thunder’s regular season is just four days away, and we are continuing our countdown by covering what we consider to be the Thunder’s top 10 games of the season. At the #4 game, we have the Thunder’s Christmas Day matchup with the Rockets in Houston. Tip-off is at 2 PM, and I cannot think of a better way to spend my Christmas afternoon than watching Thunder basketball with my family.
As mentioned in the Day 6 Countdown, there is plenty of bad blood between the Thunder and the Rockets, and regardless of it being the happiest holiday of the year, there will undoubtedly be plenty of drama in this matchup. Last year, the Thunder knocked off the Rockets at home on Christmas, winning 112-107.
Russell Westbrook led the way for Oklahoma City with 31 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, and three steals, while Paul George had 24 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Steven Adams had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, as well as three blocks.
This year’s Christmas Day matchup may have a special surprise for Thunder fans as there are rumors floating around that a new jersey will be unveiled, but we will have to wait at least a little longer until we find out for sure.