Bulls (15-11, 4-6 road) vs. Thunder (20-9, 13-3 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 1:30 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 108.5 (2nd), Bulls – 98.4 (27th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 98.8 (6th), Bulls 97.8 (3rd)
As we head towards another Christmas game, its good to sometimes sit back and appreciate the fact that Oklahoma City is actually good enough to be featured on the Christmas day slate. This will be the 6th year in a row the Thunder will play on December 25th. It’s getting to the point where its becoming a holiday tradition, while at the same time getting to the point where we, as fans, can almost start to take it for granted.
To put it into perspective, the Atlanta Hawks last played a Christmas game in 1989. The Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats have never played a Christmas game in franchise history, dating back to 1988. Ditto for fans of the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Milwaukee Bucks last played a Christmas game in 1977. If you are a big market team (New York, Miami, LA, Chicago), you are almost guaranteed a spot on the Christmas Day showcase, regardless of record. But as a small market team, it’s time to appreciate the fact that the Thunder are good enough and entertaining enough to play on December 25th. Keep Reading…