Thunder (23-5, 10-4 road) vs. Bobcats (14-15, 8-9 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 108.9 (6th), Bobcats – 99.3 (29th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 100.8 (5th), Bobcats – 100.6 (2nd)
Pace: Thunder – 96.9 (3rd), Bobcats – 92.4 (24th)
Well this game just became interesting. The Thunder have played three times without Russell Westbrook and while they’re 2-1 with one very impressive performance, mostly, it’s an unknown as to how they’re play. This wasn’t necessarily an easy game to start with because the Bobcats are a tough, scrappy team, but now without Westbrook, it’s become increasingly dangerous.
Because wanna know something? The Bobcats are sneaky not-terrible. They defend, they play hard and they’re currently a postseason team in the East. The Thunder kind of need to play well to win.
Three Big Things
1. Russell Westbrook is out. Sigh.
2. Reggie Jackson is starting. Go Reggie.
3. Someone asked me on Twitter today if Derek Fisher should start instead of Reggie. Sigh.
Tip at 6:00 CT. Go Thundercats.