Tag: Al Horford

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 8, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #52: Cavs

The Oklahoma City Thunder is riding a season-long 4-game losing streak, and no one should be surprised. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has missed the last 8 games, Luguentz Dort has been out for the last 6, and Darius Bazley hasn’t played since March 4th. Al Horford won’t play another minute this season, and likely won’t ever again for the Thunder. The roster is pretty thin right now, especially lacking in experience.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 29, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #46 Preview: Mavericks

There is no other way to word it at this point: OKC is tanking. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is out for quite some time, Darius Bazley is still hurt, and Luguentz Dort is currently in concussion protocol, so the Thunder is lacking in the consistency department. Still, this is a great opportunity for the young guns to gain some experienced, and it all starts tonight asa the Thunder hosts the Dallas Mavericks.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 24, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game Preview #44: Grizzlies

The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up a win in Detroit against the Pistons on Monday behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 31 points, but tonight, the Thunder will be without their star point guard as they host the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena. SGA is dealing with plantar fascitis in his right foot, so he should be considered game-to-game at this point.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 22, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Minnesota Is -4 But OKC Is In A Good Spot

I feel the constant need to post a reminder of how difficult it is to handicap this Oklahoma City team. Due to the “tank factor” you really never know which lineup we’ll see and how many minutes of playing time the starters will receive. That said, this should be an OKC cover tonight. Minnesota has only been a favorite three times this season and they’re 1-2 in those games against the spread. Overall the Timberwolves are 8-10-1 against the spread at home and when the line is between (-2 to -5) they are 0-1.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 21, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #42 Preview: Rockets

At the beginning of February, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Houston Rockets twice in 3 days, and those games could not have been more polarizing. In the first one, Houston slapped OKC by 30, but in the second matchup, it was the Thunder with the big win, a 17-point victory over the Rockets. Today, the two teams meet for the third and final time this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 18, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #41 Preview: Hawks

The Oklahoma City Thunder is 2-2 since returning from the NBA All-Star Break, but both losses have been by 20+ points to Eastern Conference teams fighting for a playoff spot. Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Hawks in Atlanta, and they have been one of the hottest teams in the league lately.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 16, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #40 Preview: Bulls

Tonight, the Thunder takes on the Chicago Bulls in the first game of a 4-game road trip. The Bulls are just 17-20 on the season, but at 9th in the Eastern Conference standings, they are in position to make a push for the playoffs. OKC is short-handed once again, but like we tend to say pretty much every night around here, don’t count the Thunder out, especially with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the floor.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 11, 2021

The Thunder Lowdown | Game #37: Thunder Kicks off Second Half of Season with a Win

The Oklahoma City Thunder kicked off the second half of the season with an impressive 116-108 against a Dallas Mavericks squad who was missing both Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porzingis. Despite the lack of star power for the Mavs, they were still able to make the game interesting in the end. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Thunder finished strong behind a good old-fashioned team effort.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 11, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #37: Mavericks

It’s been a week since the Oklahoma City Thunder last played basketball, and they entered the NBA All-Star Break on a high note with a 107-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The night before on March 3rd, however, OKC struggled to get much done as they dropped an 87-78 decision to the Dallas Mavericks. Tonight, just 8 days later, the Thunder and the Mavs get a rematch.

Oklahoma City Thunder | March 3, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Back On The Road As Underdogs

The potential of not having to play against Luka Doncic is huge for Oklahoma City. However, even before that the Thunder were trending well against the Mavs, especially considering they are on the road when they’ve posted a 12-5 record against the spread this season. The Mavs are 5-11 against the spread at home this season and just 3-10 as a home favorite. Even more alarming for Dallas is that they are 0-5 this season when favored between 6.5 and 9.5 points.