OKC Thunder | Game #46 Preview: Hawks

Tip-Off: 7 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 (26-19) picked up their fourth consecutive road win and 8th of the last 9 away from home on Wednesday as they held on to defeat the Orlando Magic (21-24) in a close 120-114 game.

Tonight, the Thunder hosts the Atlanta Hawks (11-34), who have one of the NBA’s worst records. Unfortunately for the Hawks, they also may be without their All-Star point guard Trae Young, which would put them in an even worse position.

The Thunder is still working to get guys healthy as well, but overall, OKC is in a much better position. As long as the they play like they can and do what they know to do, the Thunder should come away with an easy win.

Projected Starters


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


  • PG: Trae Young
  • SG: :Kevin Huerter
  • SF: De’Andre Hunter
  • PF: John Collins
  • C: Bruno Fernando



  • Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is QUESTIONABLE.
  • Terrance Ferguson (personal reasons) is OUT.
  • Abdel Nader (left ankle sprain) is OUT.
  • Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.


  • DeAndre’ Bembry (personal reasons) is OUT.
  • Charles Brown Jr. (lower back pain) is PROBABLE.
  • Alex Len (lower back pain) is PROBABLE.
  • Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) is OUT.
  • Chandler Parsons (concussion; whiplash; associated disc injury) is OUT.
  • Trae Young (right thigh contusion) is QUESTIONABLE.


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 13-8 against the Hawks (7-3 at home, 6-5 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Hawks 3 times, lost it twice, and tied 5 times.
  • The Thunder tied the season series 1-1 last year (1-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).

Game Notes

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