Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder | Game #8 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

Zachary Low


Tip-Off: 7:30 PM CDT

Location: AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas)

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 (3-4) picked up a second consecutive win as they defeated the Orlando Magic 102-94 on Tuesday, and tonight they take on the Spurs in San Antonio.

The Spurs (4-3) have had an interesting start to the season so far. After jumping out to a 3-0 record that put them at the top of the Western Conference Standings, they proceeded to lose 3 of their next 4 games.

The Thunder are a slight underdog tonight, something that has been and will be consistent throughout this season, but the Spurs are not an insurmountable foe. OKC has a chance to pull to .500 on the season tonight, and a win would do well for continuing the momentum.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Chris Paul
  • SG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SF: Terrance Ferguson
  • PF: Danilo Gallinari
  • C: Steven Adams


  • PG: Bryn Forbes
  • SG: Dejounte Murray
  • SF: DeMar DeRozan
  • PF: LaMarcus Aldridge
  • C: Trey Lyles



  • Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.


  • Derrick White (right glute contusion) is QUESTIONABLE.

By the Numbers

  • 31.4: The percentage of made threes by the Spurs (27th in the NBA)
  • 27.3: The percentage of made threes of opponents against the Thunder (1st in the NBA)
  • 100.7: The number of points allowed per game by the Thunder (3rd in the NBA)
  • 27.7: The number of free throw attempts per game by the Spurs (5th in the NBA)
  • 18.1: The number of fast break points per game by the Spurs (4th in the NBA)
  • 10.0: The number of fast break points per game allowed by the Thunder (2nd in the NBA)


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 17-22 against the Spurs in the regular season (12-8 at home, 5-14 away) and 10-8 against them in the playoffs (7-2 at home, 3-6 away).
  • In 11 seasons, the Thunder has won the season series with the Spurs once, lost it 4 times, and tied 5 times.
  • The Thunder went 1-2 against the Spurs last year (1-0 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder has lost the last 8 matchups with the Spurs at the AT&T Center.

Game Notes

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