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Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #21 Preview | Atlanta Hawks

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 grabbed an easy home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, and if they get a win tonight, they have a chance to move near the top of the Western Conference. Tonight, the Thunder hosts Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks.

The Hawks are 5-17 on the season, but they have won 2 of their last 3. Trae Young is having a solid rookie season so far. He is leading the Hawks in scoring with 15.9 PPG as well as assists with 7.6 APG.

The Thunder should have no problem taking care of the Hawks at home, but OKC needs to start strong and finish in the same manner to avoid any type of slip up.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Alex Abrines
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Jerami Grant
  • C: Steven Adams

Hawks

  • PGTrae Young
  • SG: Kevin Huerter
  • SF: Taurean Prince
  • PF: John Collins
  • C: Dewayne Dedmon

Injuries

Thunder

  • Hamidou Diallo (left ankle sprain) is OUT.
  • Terrance Ferguson (left ankle sprain) is OUT.
  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Hawks

  • Jeremy Lin (left ankle sprain) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Alex Poythress (left ankle contusion) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 12-7 against the Hawks (6-3 at home, 6-4 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Hawks 3 times, lost it twice, and tied 4 times.
  • The Thunder won the season series 2-0 last year (1-0 at home, 1-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 4 of the last 5 games overall against the Hawks and 4 of the last 5 against the Hawks in Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder most recently defeated the Cavs on Wednesday while the Hawks lost to the Hornet in Charlotte on Wednesday.
  • Oklahoma City is 7-3 in their last 10 while Atlanta is 2-8 in their last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-3 at home while Atlanta is 2-10 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City is 6-1 against the Eastern Conference while Atlanta is 1-6 against the Western Conference.
  • Oklahoma City is 7-3 after one day of rest while Atlanta is 4-11 in the same situation.
  • The Thunder is 2-1 on Friday night while the Hawks are 0-3 on Friday night.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Atlanta Hawks Official Game Notes

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