The schedule came out last week and since there’s not a whole heck of a lot happening right now, why not aimlessly predict stuff? For the record, whatever number I wind up with isn’t the “official” prediction for this season’s win total, just more what I settled on right now. Feel free to add your own and tell me how wrong I am. I’m going to break this down in increments. I wouldn’t dream about doing it game-by-game because that’s FreeDarko’s thing, and they do an awesome, hilarious job of it. So put on your predicting hats and let’s get dangerous.
October 28 – November 15 (Sacramento, @Detroit, Portland, LA Lakers, @Houston, Orlando, @Sacramento, @LA Clippers, @San Antonio, LA Clippers)
The season starts with an incredibly tough stretch of games. We’ve talked about it a little before, but these first 10-15 games are going to tell us a lot about this team. The Thunder could start the season out 2-8 very easily. The best I think OKC can come out of these first 10 is 5-5. And if that happens, that would be a HUGE victory and I think really good things would be in store for this team. That would mean they’re beating teams they should, winning on the road and maybe even beating teams they shouldn’t. They’d be set up to possibly be over .500 in their first 20 because the next 10 aren’t as tough. But I don’t think 5-5 is really that realistic. Five road games, six games against 2009 playoff teams and two back-to-backs. Too tough for a team that’s going to take a little time to gel.
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