Thunder (25-11, 8-6 road) vs. Lakers (8-29, 4-10 home)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 1300 AM The Buzz Tulsa)
Time: 9:30 PM CST
Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)
- Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.3 (2nd), Lakers – 97.3 (29th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 100.4 (9th), Lakers – 107.7 (30th)
A day after dismantling the Grizzlies for the second straight time this season, the Thunder showed love and appreciation to one of their own as they attended Russell Westbrook night at Pauley Pavillion as UCLA hosted Arizona. The university honored Westbrook, who made the largest financial contribution ever by a former basketball player in December. The university plans to name its practice court after the Thunder guard.
But last night was about Westbrook, the person, and his team was there to celebrate him. By all accounts, all the players, coaches, and Thunder GM Sam Presti were in attendance for this event. The university planned this evening to coincide with the Thunder being in town to play the Lakers. The Bruins gave everyone in attendance lensless glasses, and, in manifest destiny fashion, won the game with a final second shot right in front of Westbrook. Keep Reading…