Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC Thunder | Game #57 Preview: Spurs

Zachary Low

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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 (34-22) picked up one of their biggest wins of the season on Friday as they defeated the Denver Nuggets (38-18) at home 113-101.

Tonight, the Thunder hosts the San Antonio Spurs (24-31) at 6 PM. These two teams met in OKC just a couple of weeks ago, and after a poor shooting performance, the Spurs handled the Thunder just fine.

LaMarcus Aldridge has been a Thunder killer since his days in Portland, and the key to victory tonight will be slowing him down. If OKC can keep Aldridge from going off, they should be able to come away with a win.

Projected Starters

Thunder

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

Spurs

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

Injuries

Thunder

  • Darius Bazley (right knee bone bruise) is OUT.
  • Andre Roberson (return to play management) is OUT.

Spurs

  • NONE

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 18-24 against the Spurs in the regular season (12-9 at home, 6-15 away) and 10-8 against them in the playoffs (7-2 at home, 3-6 away).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City, the Thunder has won the season series with the Spurs once, lost it 4 times, and tied 6 times.
  • The Thunder went 1-2 against the Spurs last year (1-0 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder has won 6 of the last 8 matchups against the Spurs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
  • The Thunder is 1-2 against the Spurs so far this year (0-1 at home, 1-1 on the road).

Game Notes

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