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Game # 28 Preview | Los Angeles Clippers

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 8 PM CT

Location: Chesapeake 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 lost to the Nuggets in Denver last night 109-98 and has dropped 3 of the last 4 games after winning 17 of the previous 20. The offense has been in a funk, and the defense has been inconsistent, but tonight, the Thunder has a chance to get back on track as they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Thunder and the Clippers have already played twice this season, the home team coming out on top to split the games, and since their meeting on October 30th, both teams have won a high percentage of their games to remain near the top of the Western Conference standings.

Oklahoma City is a solid favorite as the home team, but the Clippers are one of the more underrated teams in the West, and the Thunder desperately needs a win tonight. OKC had a rough start the last time these two teams met, but a powerful third quarter helped the Thunder come out on top. Tonight, a strong start is an absolute must for the home team.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Jerami Grant
  • C: Steven Adams

Clippers

  • PGShae Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Avery Bradley
  • SF: Danilo Gallinari
  • PF: Tobias Harris
  • C: Marcin Gortat

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Clippers

  • Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) is OUT.
  • Jerome Robinson (strained right foot) is OUT.
  • Lou Williams (sore left hamstring) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 21-17 against the Clippers (12-7 at home, 9-10 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Clippers four times, tied three times, and lost three times.
  • The Thunder is 1-1 against the Clippers so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 8 of the last 11 matchups with the Clippers and the last 4 consecutive games in Oklahoma City.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder has lost 2 straight and 3 of the last 4 while the Clippers have lost 2 straight and 4 of the last 5.
  • Oklahoma City is 6-4 in their last 10 while Los Angeles is 5-5 in their last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 10-3 at home while Los Angeles is 8-8 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-8 against the Western Conference while Los Angeles is 12-7.
  • Oklahoma City is 2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back while Los Angeles is 9-5 in games after one day of rest.
  • The Thunder is 1-2 on Saturday night while the Clippers are 2-1.
  • The Thunder is 3-3 in December while the Clippers are 2-5.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Los Angeles Clippers Official Game Notes

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