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Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #66 Preview | Los Angeles Clippers

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT

Location: Staples Center (Los Angeles, California)

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 completed the season sweep of their matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers last night as they defeated the Blazers 129-121 in overtime. Now, the Thunder has to play the Clippers in Los Angeles, the third matchup of a four-game road trip, on the second night of a back-to-back.

The Clippers have seen a lot of roster shakeup this season, but even still, they are holding on to the 8-seed in the Western Conference standings. At 4 games ahead of the Sacramento Kings, who are in 9th, LA looks comfortable, but they certainly do not want to risk any chances.

The Thunder owns a 2-1 edge over the Clippers in head-to-head matchups so far this season, and the one win for LA came at home in the second game of the season. The Clippers are considered a slight favorite when you factor in that they are playing at home, and OKC played a late one just last night, but if the Thunder can play with the same energy that they had in Portland, they should be able to move on to the next one with another win under their belt.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Clippers

  • PGPatrick Beverley
  • SG: Landry Shamet
  • SF: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • PF: Danilo Gallinari
  • C: Ivica Zubac

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Clippers

  • Wilson Chandler (right squad strain) is OUT.
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 22-17 against the Clippers (13-7 at home, 9-10 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Clippers 4 times, tied 3 times, and lost 3 times.
  • The Thunder is 2-1 against the Clippers so far this season (2-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 5 of the last 6 matchups with the Clippers.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder most recently defeated the Blazers 129-121 in Portland last night while the Clippers are on a 3-game win streak.
  • The Thunder is 4-6 in the last 10 games while the Clippers are 7-3 in the last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 18-16 on the road while LA is 18-12 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 24-19 against the Western Conference while LA is 24-20.
  • The Thunder is 6-3 in the second game of a back-to-back while the Clippers are 0-0 after three days of rest.
  • The Thunder is 7-3 (3-0 at home, 4-3 on the road) on Fridays while the Clippers are 9-1 (2-1 at home, 7-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 2-2 (1-0 at home, 1-2 on the road) in March while the Clippers are 3-0 (1-0 at home, 2-0 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 3-5 (2-2 at home, 1-3 on the road) since the All-Star Break while the Clippers are 5-2 (2-0 at home, 3-2 on the road).
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • LA Clippers Official Game Notes

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