Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder | Game #29 Preview: Clippers

Zachary Low


Tip-Off: 6 PM CT

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

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 (14-14) won their third consecutive game, moving to .500 for the first time this season, as they soundly defeated the Phoenix Suns 126-108 on Friday night.

Tonight, the Thunder hosts Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers (22-9). The Thunder played the Clippers in a close game in Los Angeles earlier season, and this is George’s first game back in OKC since being traded to LA last summer, so it could be a game full of different emotions.

No matter how you feel about Paul George, all Thunder fans can agree that Sam Presti did a great job of bringing in a haul from the Clippers in exchange for George.

Tonight’s game will likely come down to who has the better bench. LA has a stacked second unit, but if OKC’s young backups can hang around, the Thunder could gift fans an early Christmas present with a win over a Western Conference powerhouse.

Projected Starters


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


  • PG: Patrick Beverley
  • SG: Landry Shamet
  • SF: Maurice Harkless
  • PF: Paul George
  • C: Ivica Zubac



  • Hamidou Diallo (hyperextended right elbow, sprain) is OUT.
  • Luguentz Dort (G-League Assignment) is OUT.
  • Kevin Hervey (G-League Assignment) is OUT.
  • Justin Patton (G-League Assignment) is OUT.
  • Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.


  • JaMychal Green (tailbone contusion) is OUT.
  • Kawhi Leonard (injury management) is DOUBTFUL.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 22-19 against the Clippers (13-7 at home, 9-12 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Clippers 4 times, tied 4 times, and lost 3 times.
  • The Thunder is 0-1 against the Clippers so far this season (0-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won the last 5 matchups with the Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Game Notes

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