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Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #69 Preview | Indiana Pacers

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 6 PM CT

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Television: Fox Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

After trailing by 17 points in the first half against the Brooklyn Nets last night, Russell Westbrook and Paul George fueled a second-half comeback as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Nets 108-96.

Tonight, the Thunder is back on the road as they play the Indiana Pacers, the first of two matchups in a two-week span. The Thunder and the Pacers are both jockeying for a better position in their respective conference playoff standings, so tonight’s game is an important one for both teams.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Pacers

  • PG: Darren Collison
  • SG: Wesley Matthews
  • SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
  • PF: Thaddeus Young
  • C: Myles Turner

Injuries

Thunder

  • Markieff Morris (neck soreness) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.

Pacers

  • Tyreke Evans (personal) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Victor Oladipo (right knee surgery) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 10-9 against the Pacers (6-3 at home, 4-6 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Pacers 3 times, lost it 3 times, and tied 4 times.
  • The Thunder won the season series 2-0 (1-0 at home, 1-0 on the road) against the Pacers last season.
  • The Thunder has won 2 of the last 3 against the Pacers in Indiana.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder has won back-to-back games while the Pacers most recently defeated the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
  • The Thunder is 4-6 in the last 10 games while the Pacers are 5-5 in the last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 19-17 on the road while Indiana is 26-9 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 17-6 against the Eastern Conference while Indiana is 13-10 against the Western Conference.
  • The Thunder is 6-4 in the second game of a back-to-back while the Pacers are 21-20 after one day of rest.
  • The Thunder is 5-5 (3-3 at home, 2-2 on the road) on Thursdays while the Pacers are 2-4 (2-1 at home, 0-3 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 4-3 (2-0 at home, 2-3 on the road) in March while the Pacers are 2-3 (2-1 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 5-6 (3-2 at home, 2-4 on the road) since the All-Star Break while the Pacers are 5-5 (4-1 at home, 1-4 on the road).
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Indiana Pacers Official Game Notes

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