Pelicans (20-32, 6-20 road) vs. Thunder (39-14, 24-5 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 7:00 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 110.1 (2nd), Pelicans – 103.4 (10th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 101.8 (12th), Pelicans – 106.4 (26th)
I go into every Pregame Primer wanting to either encapsulate where the Thunder are at that point in the season or look back at key moments from the previous game. But I got nothing for this game. The tragic death of Ingrid Williams, spouse to Oklahoma City associate head coach Monty Williams, puts into perspective how fragile life is and how little this game means in the grand scheme of things.
I never knew Mrs. Williams. I never met her. Hell, I didn’t even know what her name was until the tragic news broke. But I have spoken with Monty Williams, even if for a brief while. I have seen him interact with my kids at the season ticket holder party this past month. And I have heard the multitude of stories of how he has helped others deal with their own tragedies. This is what I wrote about Williams when the Thunder hired him: Keep Reading…