Tip-Off: 7 PM CT
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal
Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game
The Oklahoma City Thunder has not won back-to-back games in almost a month, and they have done it only once since the All-Star Break. After Rusell Westbrook put up only the second ever 20-20-20 stat line on Tuesday in a 119-103 victory over the Lakers, the Thunder has a chance to gain some momentum through the final games of the regular season.
Tonight, The Thunder hosts the Detroit Pistons in the final game of a 5-game home stand. OKC is just 2-2 through the first four, and a win tonight would do the boys in blue a world of favors for a number of different reasons.
At 8-13 since the All-Star Break, the Thunder is one of the worst-performing teams over the last 20ish games of the season, and at this point, home court advantage in the playoffs is a vanished dream. Still, if OKC can string together some wins and take some momentum in the playoffs, they just might have a chance to get out of the first round for the first time in 3 years.
- PG: Russell Westbrook
- SG: Terrance Ferguson
- SF: Paul George
- PF: Jerami Grant
- C: Steven Adams
- PG: Reggie Jackson
- SG: Wayne Ellington
- SF: Bruce Brown
- PF: Thon Maker
- C: Andre Drummond
- Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon) is OUT.
- Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is QUESTIONABLE.
- Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) is PROBABLE.
- Svi Mykhailuk (left index finger fracture) is OUT.
- Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 15-5 against the Pistons (8-2 at home, 7-3 on the road).
- Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Pistons 5 times, lost it 0 times, and tied it 5 times.
- The Thunder tied the season series 1-1 last year (0-1 at home, 1-0 on the road).
- The Thunder is 1-0 (0-0 at home, 1-0 on the road) against the Pistons so far this season.
- The Thunder most recently defeated the Lakers on Tuesday night while the Pistons have lost two consecutive games.
- The Thunder is 3-7 in the last 10 games while the Pistons are 4-6 in the last 10.
- Oklahoma City is 25-14 at home while the Pistons are 14-25 on the road.
- Oklahoma City is 19-9 against the Eastern Conference while Detroit is 13-15 against the Western Conference.
- The Thunder is 10-5 after two day of rest while the Pistons are 20-28 after one day of rest.
- The Thunder is 8-5 (3-1 at home, 5-4 on the road) on Fridays this season while the Pistons are 8-4 (5-1 at home, 3-3 on the road).
- The Thunder is 8-13 (5-7 at home, 3-6 on the road) since the All-Star Break while the Pistons are 13-9 (8-1 at home, 5-8 on the road).
- Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes
- Detroit Pistons Official Game Notes
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