Thunder (40-11, 18-8 road) vs. Magic (14-37, 11-14 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.9 (5th), Magic – 100.8 (26th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 101.9 (4th), Magic – 106.7 (18th)
Pace: Thunder – 95.1 (10th), Magic – 94.1 (16)
The Thunder should win this game. The end.
(OK, not the end, because there’s supposed to be more.)
I look at this game this way, though: A win makes three straight, and now 13 of 14. With a home game against the Knicks on Sunday, then two road games in Portland and against the Lakers, there’s a strong chance OKC takes a stretch of 16 of 18 into the All-Star break. And a record of 43-12 (that Blazers game could be tough). But that’s only assuming they handle their business against a team like the Magic. Keep Reading…