Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder | Game #46 Preview: Hawks

Zachary Low

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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

Thunder

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

Hawks

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

Injuries

Thunder

  • 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.

Hawks

  • 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.

Head-to-Head

  • 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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