Tag: Darius Bazley

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 14, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #71 Preview: Jazz

The final road trip of the season is complete for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and now they can ride out the season at home. With just 2 games left, Thunder fans can finally rest easy knowing that the Thunder is most certainly in a good position come time for the draft lottery. Still, the games must be played, and while the Thunder isn’t concerned with winning, that’s not the case with the Utah Jazz, OKC’s opponent for tonight.

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 11, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | A Similar Result Could Be Coming At Sacramento

Once again this comes down to simple semantics. Just like the Golden State Warriors set last week, OKC is coming off a blowout loss and has to take the court again, on the road, against the same team. There’s nothing here to lead someone to believe the Thunder can cover. OKC could have Dort back in the lineup tonight but they are without point guard Theo Maledon. Is that enough to make up 17 points from Sunday’s performance? I don’t believe that it is.

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 11, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #70 Preview: Kings

For the third time in 8 days, the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Sacramento Kings this evening for the Thunder’s final road game of the season. Despite the Kings sitting at 12th in the Western Conference and the Thunder at 13th in the Western Conference, the two teams have very different motives headed into tonight’s matchup.

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 6, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #67 Preview: Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder trailed by double digits for most of their matchup against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday evening, but they managed to make it a close one before falling at home 103-99. Tonight, the Thunder kicks off a 4-game road trip, which features an interesting schedule quirk where OKC plays the Golden State Warriors twice in a row before playing the Sacramento Kings twice in a row. Tonight’s matchup with the Warriors may seem to be of little consequence at face value, but in reality, there is a lot riding on the result.

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 4, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Is A Manageable Spread Against The Kings A Trap?

I’m really torn here because based on trends this is a game where Oklahoma City should cover. I’m scared by the 4.5 line though because that means the Thunder will be in a position to win and you can’t really deny that they don’t really want to do that. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the last thing they want to do is mess around and accidentally win this game.

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 2, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Suns Are In A Prime Spot

How can you not pick the Suns after the performance Oklahoma City put out there Saturday night. I get it that they’ll have access to more players than they had against the Pacers but there’s still the issue of Phoenix pursuing the top seed in the West (only a half game back) and the Thunder pursuing a lottery pick. That is the most difficult factor when determining how competitive OKC is going to be. 

Oklahoma City Thunder | May 1, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Injury Report Says Take The Pacers And The Points

I don’t look for this to be a blowout for the Pacers but I am concerned about OKC’s depth with Dort and Aleksej Pokusevski on the bench beside Mike Muscala. This could easily be a situation where the Thunder remain extremely competitive for three and a half quarters before fading away late.

Oklahoma Sooners | April 29, 2021

Thunder Against The Spread | Look For Zion & The Pelicans To Push Towards The Over

I’ve got to be honest, I’m not really sure where Oklahoma City is right now in terms of finishing out this season. I bought into the idea that they were in full on tank mode but then they beat Boston two days ago. Now the question is, how will they respond to winning? Do they go back in the tank or do they try to ride a wave of momentum? My belief is that they head back into the tank.

Oklahoma City Thunder | April 29, 2021

OKC Thunder | Game #63 Preview: Pelicans

Despite ending the franchise-tying 14-game losing streak against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder is just one game away from playoff elimination. Tonight, the Thunder hosts the New Orleans Pelicans, who are currently on the outside looking in on an opportunity at the playoffs.