Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #60 Preview | Denver Nuggets

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT

Location: Pepsi Center (Denver, Colorado)

Television: TNT and Fox Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

Fewer than 24 hours after a double overtime victory over the Utah Jazz, the Oklahoma City Thunder found themselves in a hole against the visiting Sacramento Kings. After multiple attempts at a comeback, the Thunder simply ran out of time and this time ended the night with a loss.

Tonight, the Thunder is on the road as they take on the Denver Nuggets, a division rival that they have lost to twice already this season. The Nuggets are 3 games ahead of OKC in the Western Conference standings, and there are only 23 game remaining in the regular season. Trailing 0-2 in head-to-head matchups, this game could very well be the most important one of the Thunder’s regular season.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Nuggets

  • PG: Jamal Murray
  • SG: Malik Beasley
  • SF: Will Barton
  • PF: Paul Millsap
  • C: Nikola Jokić

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Nuggets

  • Trey Lyles (left hamstring strain) is OUT.
  • Michael Porter Jr. (lower back surgery) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 21-20 against the Nuggets (14-8 at home, 7-12 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series with the Nuggets 6 times and lost it 4 times.
  • The Thunder went 1-3 against the Nuggets last season (1-1 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 0-2 (0-1 at home, 0-1 on the road) against the Nuggets so far this season.
  • The Thunder has lost 6 of the last 7 matchups against the Nuggets and 3 consecutive in Denver.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder lost their most recent game on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings while the Nuggets have won 4 in a row.
  • Oklahoma City is 17-13 on the road while Denver is 26-4 on the road.
  • Oklahoma City and Denver are both 7-3 in their last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 22-16 against the Western Conference while Denver is 26-10.
  • Oklahoma City is 9-3 after two days of rest while Denver is 23-14 after one day of rest.
  • The Thunder is 6-3 (4-1 at home, 2-2 on the road) in February while the Nuggets are 6-3 (4-0 at home, 2-3 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 4-4 (3-1 at home, 1-3 on the road) on Tuesday night while the Nuggets are 5-2 (4-2 at home, 1-0 on the road).
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Denver Nuggets Official Game Notes

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