OKC Thunder (12-2, 6-1 road) at Washington Wizards (1-12, 1-6 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 108.9 (2nd), Wizards–93.0 (30th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.5 (16th), Wizards – 105.7 (22nd)
Pace: Thunder – 91.5 (15th), Wizards – 92.7 (11th)
View from the enemy: Truth About It
It’s probably just because it looks to easy. But for whatever reason, I fear this game. Any time you start a win streak, it has to end at some point and it always feels like it’ll be sooner than later. And any time you have the best team playing the worst, it just feels like a trap.
Then again, the Wizards are totally terrible.
Washington coming in: The Wizards have lost 12 of 13 and last lost Monday at home against Houston.
Three Big Things
1. Fast point guards. John Wall hasn’t been playing as well as he probably should be this season, but it will still be a fun matchup of him and Russell Westbrook. Both are lightning quick with the ball in their hands, both are explosive around the rim and both are fun in the open floor. Should make this one somewhat entertaining.
2. Defense. The Wizards are the worst offensive team in basketball. The Thunder started slow defensively this season but have played much better on that end the past couple games. Here’s an opportunity to really boost that defensive rating against a crap offensive team.
3. Um… There’s really nothing more to say other than the Wizards stink and the Thunder should handle business on the road in Washington. Maybe there could be a lack of focus, a lack of energy or whatever, but the fact is, Oklahoma City should handle the Wizards without much stress tonight.
Tip at 6:00 CT. Go Best Record.