OKC Thunder (11-36, 3-19 road) vs. Sacramento Kings (10-38, 7-16 home)
TV: KSBI-52 (Cox 9) FS Oklahoma (Cox 37)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM)
Offensive Rating: Thunder: 102.2 (28th), Sacramento: 104.6 (25th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder: 108.9 (20th), Sacramento: 114.4 (30th)
Pace: Thunder: 93.6 (7th), Sacramento: 93.3 (8th)
What could make Super Sunday even more super? Why, a matchup between two basketball teams a combined 53 games under .500, that’s what!
These two teams haven’t met yet this year, so there’s nothing to go off of. Except for the fact we know they’re both, ahem, below average. But here’s the big stat: Sacramento hasn’t held an opponent to under 106 points their last 10 games. The Kings have lost eight in a row and 12 of 14. They’re the worst defensive team in the league, allowing opponents to over 48 percent from the field which ranks first (or last, depending on how you want to look at it) in the league. On top of it, they’re in the bottom 10 in field goal percentage themselves. In other words, they’re struggling. Mightily.
But as we’ve seen, the Thunder are known to come in with a lack of focus against very beatable teams. Especially with this one being on the road at 2 p.m. Oklahoma time and probably in front of about 25 people. So all the signs for an unfocused performance are there. But with a tough February schedule looming, OKC needs to take care of business in Sactown. Keep Reading…