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Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #54 Preview | Memphis Grizzlies

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 is enjoying one of their best stretches of the season as they won have 8 of their last 9 after defeating the Orlando Magic at home on Tuesday. Tonight, the Thunder hosts the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies are 22-33 on the season, and they have not performed well as of late. Since sitting at 18-16, Memphis has won just 4 of their last 21 games, and things don’t look to improve any time soon.

The Thunder’s offense has been rolling for a while now, but the defense has taken a step back. Tonight would be a good opportunity to work on locking in on defense and cleaning up the little things.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Grizzlies

  • PG: Mike Conley
  • SG: Justin Holiday
  • SF: Julian Washburn
  • PF: Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • C: Ivan Rabb

Injuries

Thunder

  • Alex Abrines (personal) is OUT.
  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Grizzlies

  • Kyle Anderson (right shoulder soreness) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Dillon Brooks (right toe injury) is OUT.
  • Omri Casspi (right meniscus injury) is OUT.
  • JaMychal Green (left knee soreness) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Joakim Noah (right heel soreness) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Chandler Parsons is NOT WITH TEAM.
  • Garrett Temple (left shoulder sprain) is DOUBTFUL.
  • Yuta Watanabe (left ankle soreness) is PROBABLE

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 23-14 against the Grizzlies (13-5 at home, 10-9 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Grizzlies 7 times and lost 3 times.
  • The Thunder went 4-0 against the Grizzlies last season (2-0 at home, 2-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 7 matchups in a row against the Grizzlies and 9 of the last 10.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder most recently defeated the Orlando Magic on Tuesday while the Grizzlies are on a 2-game win streak.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-2 in their last 10 while Memphis is 3-7 in their last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 18-7 at home while Memphis is 9-19 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City is 18-14 against the Western Conference while Memphis is 14-19 against the Western Conference.
  • Oklahoma City is 19-13 after 1 day of rest while Memphis is 12-25 after 1 day of rest.
  • The Thunder is 3-3 (2-2 at home, 1-1 on the road) on Thursday this season while the Grizzlies are 0-0 (0-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 2-1 (1-0 at home, 1-1 on the road) in February while the Grizzlies are 2-1 (1-0 at home, 1-1) on the road.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Memphis Grizzlies Official Game Notes

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