Oklahoma City Thunder | Game #11: San Antonio Spurs

The Oklahoma City Thunder got back on track on Sunday with an impressive 111-99 victory on the road over the Phoenix Suns. With a little over 6 minutes left in the game, OKC trailed Phoenix 94-95, but Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams proved to be too much for Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal as the Thunder closed the game on a 17-4 run to move to 6-4 on the season.

Now the attention turns to the Thunder hosting the San Antonio Spurs for OKC’s third In-Season Tournament group game. Chet Holmgren vs. Victor Wembanyama is a matchup that has been hyped for months now, and we saw a little bit of that action in a preseason game where the two came out fairly even. This one actually counts, though, and while a lot of the focus will be on those two, the Thunder should be able to defeat the Spurs without too much trouble.

Game Details

Tip-Off: 6:30 PM CT

Location: Paycom Center

Television: TNT

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

Thunder

  • PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
  • SG: Josh Giddey
  • SF: Luguentz Dort
  • PF: Jalen Williams
  • C: Chet Holmgren

Spurs

  • PG: Jeremy Sochan
  • SG: Devin Vassell
  • SF: Keldon Johnson
  • PF: Victor Wembanyama
  • C: Zach Collins

Injury Report

Thunder

  • Ousmane Dieng is OUT (G League – on assignment).
  • Keyontae Johnson is OUT (G League — two-way).

Spurs

  • Charles Bediako is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Sidy Cissoko is OUT (G League — on assignment).
  • Keldon Johnson is QUESTIONABLE (right knee soreness).
  • Tre Jones is QUESTIONABLE (right hamstring tightness).
  • Sir’Jabari Rice is OUT (G League — two-way).
  • Jeremy Sochan is QUESTIONABLE (right adductor tightness).
  • Blake Wesley is OUT (G League — on assignment).

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 25-28 against the Spurs in the regular season (17-10 at home, 8-18 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 3 times, lost it 7 times, and tied 5 times.
  • The Thunder went 3-0 agains the Spurs last season (2-0 at home, 1-0 on the road).

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