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Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder: Game #11 Preview | 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

The Oklahoma City Thunder (4-6) nearly completed a comeback against the Milwaukee Bucks (7-3) on Sunday, but they fell just short. Despite sitting at below .500 on the season, the Thunder continues to stay competitive, and that’s really all you could hope for considering the status of the franchise.

Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Indiana Pacers (6-4), who have been playing rather well considering their extensive list of injuries. The Pacers are the slight favorite in tonight’s game, but don’t be surprised if OKC manages to pull out their first road win of the season.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Pacers

  • PG: Aaron Holiday
  • SG: Malcolm Brogdon
  • SF: T.J. Warren
  • PF: JaKarr Sampson
  • C: Domantas Sabonis

Injuries

Thunder

  • Steven Adams (left knee contusion) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.

Pacers

  • Goga Bitadze (mild concussion) is OUT.
  • Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) is OUT.
  • Victor Oladipo (right knee surgery rehab) is OUT.
  • Edmond Sumner (right hand fracture) is OUT.
  • Myles Turner (sprained right ankle) is OUT.

By the Numbers

  • 37.5: Percent of made threes by the Thunder (7th in the NBA)
  • 47.2: Percent of made field goals by the Pacers (3rd in the NBA)
  • 82.9: Percent of made free throws by the Pacers (3rd in the NBA)
  • 13.4: Number of turnovers per game by the Pacers (3rd fewest in the NBA)

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 11-10 against the Pacers (7-3 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 5 times.
  • The Thunder split the season series 1-1 (1-0 at home, 0-1 on the road) last season.

Game Notes

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