Oklahoma City Thunder (13-38, 3-20) vs. L.A. Lakers (41-9, 23-4 home)
TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM)
Offensive Rating: Thunder: 103.4 (27th), Lakers: 114.5 (1st)
Defensive Rating: Thunder: 109.4 (21st), Lakers: 105.6 (7th)
Pace: Thunder: 93.6 (7th), Lakers: 94.3 (5th)
Ohhhh boy. Here. We. Go. Lakers and THUN-DA.
OK, so it’s not a marquee matchup yet, but I’m still pretty excited about it. The Lakers are the best team in basketball. The Thunder are no longer the worst. Should make for an awesome matchup, right? Joking aside, yes, I actually really do think it will be a good match.
First, you’ve got a potential Laker letdown. They’re coming off a tough six-game roadie with huge wins against Boston and Cleveland. Now they return home against the Thunder. I bet they didn’t even practice today. Thunder? We playin’ the Thunder? Second: One thing about OKC, other than playing really good ball right now, is that they get up against good teams and compete. It’s against the mediocre to bad ones that they mail it in.
Win or lose, here’s what Oklahoma City needs to focus on tonight: Keep Reading…