Thunder (13-44, 3-24 road) at Dallas Mavericks (34-23, 20-8 home)
TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM)
Time: 7:30 CST
Offensive Rating: Thunder: 103.6 (27th), Mavericks: 108.9 (12th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder: 110.3 (24rd), Mavericks: 107.2 (13th)
Pace: Thunder: 94.0 (7th), Mavericks: 92.0 (14th)
Is it weird that I still get really excited about basically every Thunder game despite the team being 31 games under .500? That’s weird right? I guess it’s because the team is darn fun to watch, win or lose. So that’s a good thing. Sort of.
But the Thunder come into tonight’s game against Dallas on a six-game skid (seven in a row on the road), while the Mavs have been playing well lately winning 9 of 13 as they’re entrenched in a battle for the West’s eighth spot. So Dallas shouldn’t be taking OKC lightly at all tonight. Shouldn’t.
The biggest problem during this six-game losing streak is that the Thunder’s giving up 115.6 points a game. The Thunder have surrendered 100 points or more in 11 of their past 12 games. That’s, uh, poor defense. And Dallas scores the ball pretty well. So let’s hope OKC scores it back. Keep Reading…