OKC Thunder | Game #68 Preview: San Antonio Spurs

The Oklahoma City Thunder has a Sunday night matchup in San Antonio as they take on the Spurs in the second game of a back-to-back. OKC defeated the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday 110-96, and now the Thunder has a great opportunity to move up in the standings if they can pick up another win tonight.

Defeating the Pelicans last night tied OKC with New Orleans in the standings, but because of the tiebreaker, the Thunder is still in 12th place. A win tonight could move OKC all the way up to 10th, or perhaps even higher if some other teams ahead of them lose.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will likely sit out because it is the second game of a back-to-back, but the Thunder has plenty of weapons to defeat the Spurs, who have been tanking for pretty much the entire season. OKC needs to take care of business tonight and get back home.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 6 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

Game Notes: Oklahoma City Thunder Official Game Notes, San Antonio Spurs Official Game Notes

Projected Starters


  • PG: Josh Giddey
  • SG: Isaiah Joe
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jaylen Williams
  • C: Jaylin Williams


  • PG: Malaki Branham
  • SG: Devin Vassell
  • SF: Keldon Johnson
  • PF: Jeremy Sochan
  • C: Zach Collins

Injury Report


  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT (abdominal strain).
  • Chet Holmgren is OUT (right foot surgery).
  • Aleksej Pokusevski is OUT (left tibial plateau; non-displaced fracture).
  • Olivier Sarr is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Kenrich Williams is OUT (scapholunate ligament surgery in left wrist).


  • Dominick Barlow is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Khem Birch is OUT (chondromalacia in right knee).
  • Keldon Johnson is QUESTIONABLE (left foot soreness).
  • Jeremy Sochan is QUESTIONABLE (right knee soreness).


  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 23-28 against the Spurs in the regular season (16-11 at home, 7-17 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 1-3 against the Spurs last season (1-1 at home, 0-2 on the road).
  • The Thunder is 2-0 agains the Spurs so far this season (2-0 at home, 0-0 on the road).

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