Suns (2-0, 0-0 road) vs. Thunder (1-1, 0-0 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 93.5 (27th), Suns– 103.5 (12th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 101.7 (10th), Suns – 94.9 (3rd)
Pace: Thunder – 97.3 (10th), Suns – 92.2 (27th)
View from the enemy: Valley of the Suns
Phoenix coming in: The Suns are 2-0, with wins over the Blazers and Jazz.
The biggest regular season game in Thunder history. OK, so it’s not, but it is rather important in terms of chilling everybody out a bit. Coming off the worst loss in maybe four years, the Thunder don’t just need a win, but they need to play well. Because they won against the Jazz, but nobody felt all that great about what they saw.
That’s what I had written before about 2 p.m. when news broke that Russell Westbrook was going to return to the court tonight. Because now? It’s all about that. The Thunder need to win and they need to play well. But regardless of all that, Westbrook’s return should be a much-needed boost and a shot of confidence. Keep Reading…