OKC Thunder (26-7, 9-4 road) at Washington Wizards (4-28, 3-13 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 113.1 (1st), Wizards– 95.2 (30th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.5 (9th), Wizards – 104.1 (11th)
Pace: Thunder – 92.5 (8th), Wizards – 91.2 (20th)
View from the enemy: Truth About It
January 18th, 2012. Riding a seven-game win streak and heading to D.C. to take on a one-win Wizards squad, the Thunder completely fell on their face, losing 105-102.
Let’s hope they’ve learned from that experience. And the Thunder also have this going for them: The Wizards are somehow even worse this season. They still don’t have John Wall, and their top scorer is Jordan Crawford.
Except take note of this: December 4th, 2012. The Wizards somehow beat the Heat, 105-101. So they can do it. And the Thunder best not be taking the Wiz lightly.
Washington coming in: They’ve lost five straight and nine of their last 10. They last played Sunday, losing to Miami.
Three Big Things
1. No O. The Wizards offense is so hilariously bad that if the Thunder allow more than 95 points, they’ve done messed up.
2. That guy. That said, who’s going to be the random guy that steps up and has a surprisingly big time? My vote goes to Cartier Martin.
3. Just don’t lose. I mean, that’s really it. These are the types of losses you really regret. Dropping one to a decent Nets team or someone happens. But there’s really no excuse for losing to a team as bad as the Wizards. It only happens if you don’t show up.
Tip at 6:00 CT. Roll Thunder.