Oklahoma City Thunder | Game 8 Preview: Denver Nuggets

Winners of four straight, the Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3) is one of the hottest teams in the league right now. For the first time since January 10, 2021, OKC is over .500, but that is in jeopardy tonight as the Thunder hosts the Denver Nuggets (4-3). The two teams met just 12 days ago in Denver, a 5-point decision in favor of the Nuggets.

Despite being considered a contender to win the Western Conference, the Nuggets have been very up and down through their first 7 games of the season. They’ve dealt with their share of injures over the last couple of seasons, but their main guys are healthy at this time, so they can be extremely dangerous if they manage to put the pieces together. Tonight’s matchup should be a good one.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 7 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

Game NotesOklahoma City Thunder Official Game NotesDenver Nuggets Official Game Notes

Projected Starters


  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Tre Mann
  • SF: Aaron Wiggins
  • PF: Luguentz Dort
  • C: Aleksej Pokusevski


  • PG: Jamal Murray
  • SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
  • SF: Michael Porter
  • PF: Aaron Gordon
  • C: Nikola Jokic

Injury Report


  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).


  • Collin Gillespie is OUT (right lower leg fracture).
  • Bones Hyland is QUESTIONABLE (strained left hip).
  • Ish Smith is QUESTIONABLE (strained right calf).
  • Peyton Watson is OUT (G League — on assignment).
  • Jack White is OUT (G League — two-way).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 24-30 against the Nuggets (16-12 at home, 8-18 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series with the Nuggets 6 times, lost it 7 times, and tied it once.
  • The Thunder is 0-1 against the Nuggets so far this season (0-0 at home, 0-1 on the road).

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