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.

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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.

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Thunder Against The Spread | Dort On The Shelf Means Take The Warriors

This is a pretty easy pick in my opinion. Dort is on the bench next to SGA, Poku, and Mike Muscala. This won’t be the same team that played in Salt Lake City last night just by the removal of Dort.

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Thunder Against The Spread | Memphis Has A Clear Advantage Tonight

Oklahoma City is back at home where they’re only covering the spread 45% of the time this season. As a home underdog that number decreases to 42% and when facing teams that have won 45-55% of its games the Thunder are only covering the spread 41% of the time.

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The Thunder Lowdown | Game #30: Shai Leads, Bench Shines in Win at Cleveland

The Oklahoma City Thunder trailed early on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it didn’t last for long as OKC took a lead late in the first quarter and never looked back. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander paced the Thunder with game-highs in scoring (31 points) and assists (9) to lead OKC to a 117-101 win away from home.

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The Thunder Lowdown | Game #27: Damian Lillard Catches Fire to Save Blazers from Meltdown

The Oklahoma City Thunder trailed by a lot for most of their matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, but that means nothing to a scrappy bunch who keeps playing their hardest until the final buzzer sounds. Still, despite OKC’s best efforts, it was Portland who was able to come out on top thanks to Damian Lillard catching fire from downtown.

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The Thunder Lowdown | Game #15: Thunder Puts Up Valiant Effort in Another Loss to Clips At Staples

The Oklahoma City Thunder played the Los Angeles Clippers just two days ago, and the start of the second matchup looked eerily similar to the first one. The offense could not buy a bucket from downtown, going 0-for-9 from three, and the defense couldn’t come up with any real stops as LA jumped out to an early 17-point lead.

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The Thunder Lowdown | Game #12: Thunder Grabs First Home Win Behind Career Nights by SGA and LuDort

After trailing by as many as 22 in the third quarter, it looked like the losing streak would continue, but Luguentz Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had other plans.

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The Thunder Lowdown | Game 2: Thunder Falls Just Short Against Jazz

Despite OKC leading for a lot of the game, the Jazz were able to knock off the Thunder in Oklahoma City 110-109 thanks to a go-ahead bucket by Donovan Mitchell with 7.0 seconds left on the clock. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was unable to be the hero for a second consecutive game as he missed a layup at the buzzer, but OKC proved yet again that, despite “tanking” being on everyone’s minds, the Thunder is going to be competitive this season.

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