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Game #13 Preview | Phoenix Suns

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Television: Fox Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder dropped a disappointing loss on the road to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, and tonight they will try to bounce back against the Phoenix Suns, one of the league’s worst teams so far this season and a team the Thunder has already beaten once so far.

The Suns are 2-10, and since the Thunder handed them their fifth loss of the season, they have gone 1-5. Phoenix has also yet to pick up a win on the road, so to say they are desperate to pick up a win would be more than fair.

Both teams have plenty to play for in what could easily be dubbed an unimportant, early season, Monday night matchup. With that in mind, don’t sleep on the level of competition tonight. The Thunder should win this one with ease, but as Saturday night proved to be true, every game is up for grabs.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Dennis Schröder
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Jerami Grant
  • C: Steven Adams

Suns

  • PGIsaiah Canaan
  • SG: Devin Booker
  • SF: Trevor Ariza
  • PF: T.J. Warren
  • C: DeAndre Ayton

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.
  • Russell Westbrook (left ankle sprain) is OUT.

Suns

  • NONE

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 24-12 against the Suns (15-4 at home, 9-8 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Suns seven times, tied once, and lost twice.
  • The Thunder won the season series with the Suns 2-1 a year ago.
  • The Thunder is 1-0 against the Suns so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 13 consecutive games against the Suns at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end against the Mavericks on Saturday, while the Suns have lost three consecutive games.
  • Oklahoma City is 4-2 at home, while Phoenix is 0-5 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City is 4-4 against the Western Conference while Phoenix is 2-7.
  • Oklahoma City is 3-2 after one day of rest while Phoenix is 0-3 after two days of rest.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Phoenix Suns Official Game Notes

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