Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #9 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

Tip-Off: 6 PM CT

Location: Paycom Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @ZacharyLowNBA for live-tweets and discussion during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder is just 2-6 on the season, but both wins have been incredible comebacks against the Los Angeles Lakers. Tonight, the Thunder is back at home as they host the San Antonio Spurs, who have also had a bit a rough start to the season.

The Spurs are young and in rebuilding mode as well, but they have some solid pieces. Despite being just 3-6, 4 of their losses have been by 6 or fewer points. Because the Thunder has played much better at home, and because the Spurs are a tough young team, you can pretty much guarantee that tonight’s game is going to be a close one.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Luguentz Dort
  • SF: Josh Giddey
  • PF: Darius Bazley
  • C: Derrick Favors


  • PG: Dejounte Murray
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Doug McDermott
  • PF: Keldon Johnson
  • C: Drew Eubanks



  • Gabriel Deck is QUESTIONABLE (left heel contusion).
  • Vit Krejci is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Tre Mann is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Isaiah Roby is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Paul Watson is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Aaron Wiggins is OUT (G League – two-way).


  • Devontae Cook is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Zach Collins is OUT (stress fracture in left ankle).
  • Jakob Poeltl is OUT (health and safety protocols).
  • Joshua Primo is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Joe Wieskamp is OUT (G League – two-way).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 21-25 against the Spurs in the regular season (14-10 at home, 7-15 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 twice, lost it 4 times, and tied 7 times.
  • The Thunder went 2-1 against the Spurs last year (1-1 at home, 1-0 on the road).

Game Notes

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