Oklahoma City Thunder

Game #75 Preview | Indiana Pacers

Zachary Low

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Tip-Off: 7 PM CT

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Television: ESPN and Fox Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered perhaps their most embarrassing loss of the season on Monday as they fell to the Grizzlies in Memphis, and with only 8 games left in the regular season, there is not a lot of time left to figure things out prior to playoffs. The good news for the Thunder is that they are not the only team stumbling into the playoffs.

Tonight, the Thunder hosts the Indiana Pacers, who are one of the few teams that are struggling at nearly the same rate lately. Neither team has been above .500 since the All-Star Break, and neither team’s playoff position is settled just yet. The Pacers have already clinched, and the Thunder is close, but one thing is for certain: both teams want–arguably need–a win tonight.

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

  • Darren Collison (right quad contusion) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Victor Oladipo (right knee surgery) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 10-10 against the Pacers (6-3 at home, 4-7 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 is 0-1 (0-0 at home, 0-1 on the road) against the Pacers so far this season.

Game Notes

  • The Thunder most recently lost to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Monday night while the Pacers most recently defeated the Denver Nuggets.
  • The Thunder is 4-6 in the last 10 games while the Pacers are also 4-6 in the last 10.
  • Oklahoma City is 23-12 at home while the Pacers are 17-20.
  • Oklahoma City is 18-9 against the Eastern Conference while Indiana is 15-14 against the Western Conference.
  • The Thunder is 25-19 after one day of rest while the Pacers are 9-2 after two days of rest.
  • The Thunder is 8-2 (3-1 at home, 5-1 on the road) on Wednesday while the Pacers are 6-7 (3-2 at home, 3-5 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 5-8 (2-3 at home, 3-5 on the road) in March while the Pacers are 4-7 (4-1 at home, 0-6 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 6-11 (3-5 at home, 2-6 on the road) since the All-Star Break while the Pacers are 7-9 (6-1 at home, 1-8 on the road).
  • The Thunder has lost 3 home games in a row, and the Pacers have lost 8 road games in a row.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
  • Indiana Pacers Official Game Notes

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