Friday, November 7
Energy Solutions Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
8:00 p.m. CST
TV: Fox Sports Net Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM)
Will Coach Carlesimo mix up his rotation again tonight? Last time the Thunder went on the road, he played just nine and Damien Wilkins never stepped on the floor. Against Boston, guard Kyle Weaver was mixed in early and played well in limited minutes. How will he be used tonight or will he be used at all? Russell Westbrook has played well this season – will he see more than 21 minutes tonight? Will Kevin Durant snap out of his offensive funk and put up some points? All these answers and more, tonight! Thunder. Jazz. The NBA on TNT! Sorry, it just felt like I was building up some great pregame promo there. Seriously though, I’m curious about the way Peej uses the bench. Westbrook needs more minutes, I’ve been over that. Why not try and let him open up the game tonight? Let him run loose and see if he can get Kid Delicious some open looks and maybe get him in a rhythm early. Why not? Joe posted a great comment on my Durant story about how OKC really isn’t a jump shooting team – the Thunder’s a group that needs ball movement and slashing. That’s the way guys like Jeff Green and Desmond Mason will score. And that’s what Westbrook can bring.