Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #44 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

Tip-Off: 7:30 PM CT

Location: AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas)

Television: Bally Sports Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

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

While things with the Oklahoma City Thunder may appear to be going poorly, some would say that all is going according to plan. The Thunder is 14th in the Western Conference standings with a 14-29 record, just 2 games ahead of last-place Houston. OKC has lost 9 last of the last 11, and while losing is no fun, you can’t really argue that the Thunder hasn’t been a ton of fun to watch this season.

Tonight, the Thunder continues their long road trip as they take on the Spurs in San Antonio. The Spurs have had their own tough season thus far, struggling their way to a 16-28 record. At this point, they’re just a few games out of a spot for the play-in tournament, and there’s still plenty of season left, but they don’t really have a roster that’s built to compete.

Losers of 10 of their last 12, the Spurs have had their fair share of close losses. 5 of those recent 10 losses have been by single digits with 2 of them coming in overtime. With that in mind, don’t be surprised if OKC has another one go down to the wire.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Darius Bazley
  • C: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl


  • PG: Dejounte Murray
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Doug McDermott
  • PF: Keldon Johnson
  • C: Jakob Poeltl



  • Vit Krejci is OUT (sprained right ankle).
  • Theo Maledon is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Aleksej Pokusevski is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Isaiah Roby is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Paul Watson is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Kenrich Williams is OUT (health and safety protocols).


  • Devontae Cacok is OUT (G League – two-way).
  • Zach Collins is OUT (return to competition reconditioning).
  • Tre Jones is OUT (health and safety protocols).
  • Joshua Primo is OUT (G League – on assignment).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 22-25 against the Spurs in the regular season (15-10 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).
  • The Thunder is 1-0 against the Spurs so far this season (1-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).

Game Notes

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