Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #69: 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

The Oklahoma City Thunder got off to a hot start on Monday against the Charlotte Hornets, but it didn’t last long as they ended up getting blown out 134-116 at home. Tonight the Thunder kicks off a 3-game road trip in San Antonio against the Spurs.

The Spurs are lacking a true superstar, but Dejounte Murray has proven himself as an elite playmaker, putting up 20.8 points, 8.4 assists, and 9.4 rebounds per game. San Antonio also has five other players that average double-digit scoring, and collectively, the Spurs are 8th in the NBA in scoring.

As capable as the Spurs are on offense, they’re not great defensively, allowing a whopping 113.5 points per game, which is 25th in the league. Oklahoma City might have a chance to stick around in this one if they can find a way to score, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed as questionable due to a sore ankle. Considering how short-handed the Thunder is already, missing SGA would be a devastating hit to the offense in particular.

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Tre Mann
  • SF: Aaron Wiggins
  • PF: Darius Bazley
  • C: Olivier Sarr


  • PG: Dejounte Murray
  • SG: Devin Vassell
  • SF: Josh Richardson
  • PF: Keldon Johnson
  • C: Jakob Poeltl



  • Luguentz Dort is OUT (strained left shoulder).
  • Derrick Favors is OUT (lower back soreness).
  • Josh Giddey is OUT (right hip soreness).
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is QUESTIONABLE (right ankle soreness).
  • Ty Jerome is OUT (left hip soreness).
  • Mike Muscala is OUT (right ankle soreness).
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is OUT (third metatarsal fracture in right foot).
  • Kenrich Williams is OUT (sprained right knee).


  • Keita Bates-Diop is OUT (mid back soreness).
  • Devontae Cacok is DOUBTFUL (left heel contusion).
  • Romeo Langford is OUT (strained right hamstring).
  • Doug McDermott is OUT (sprained right ankle).
  • DJ Stewart is OUT (G League — Two Way).
  • Robert Woodard II is OUT (G League — Two Way).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 22-27 against the Spurs in the regular season (15-11 at home, 7-16 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 1-2 against the Spurs so far this season (1-1 at home, 0-1 on the road).

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