Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #59 Preview | Sacramento Kings

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 came from the All-Star break looking a little too relaxed on the defensive end of at times, but in the end, they got a win to kickoff the last leg of the season as they defeated the Utah Jazz 148-147 in double overtime.

Tonight, the Thunder hosts the Sacramento Kings in the second game of a back-to-back. The Thunder and the Kings have played 3 times already this season. The Kings picked up wins in the first two meetings, one in OKC and one in Sacramento, before the Thunder got a win in Sacramento.

Both teams have some different faces since the last time they played, and OKC specifically would like to see newcomer Markief Morris get a little more adjusted with the team before the end of the season.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Kings

  • PGDe’Aaron Fox
  • SG: Buddy Hield
  • SF: Harrison Barnes
  • PF: Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • C: Willie Cauley-Stein

Injuries

Thunder

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

Kings

  • NONE

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 30-9 against the Kings (17-2 at home, 13-7 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the regular season series against the Kings 9 times and tied it once.
  • The Thunder won last year’s regular season series with the Kings 3-1.
  • The Thunder has won 6 of the last 9 matchups with the Kings.
  • The Thunder is 1-2 against the Kings so far this season (0-1 at home, 1-1 on the road).

Game Notes

  • The Thunder picked up a win last night in double overtime against the Utah Jazz while the Kings have lost two in a row.
  • Oklahoma City is 21-7 at home while Sacramento is 11-17 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City is 8-2 in the last 10 while Sacramento is 6-4.
  • Oklahoma City is 22-15 against the Western Conference while Sacramento is 16-22.
  • Oklahoma City is 5-2 in the second game of a back-to-back while Sacramento is 21-10 after one day of rest.
  • The Thunder is 6-2 (4-0 at home, 2-2 on the road) in February while the Kings are 4-3 (4-1 at home, 02 on the road).
    The Thunder is 6-2 (2-1 at home, 4-1 on the road) on Saturday night while the Kings are 4-5 (2-3 at home, 2-2 on the road) on Saturday night this season.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Sacramento Kings Official Game Notes

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