Chalk up another national TV game for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The NBA announced on Thursday afternoon, the Bucks-Thunder game scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 is going to be on ESPN instead of only regional broadcasts. Ryan Ruocco, analyst Doug Collins and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth on commentary. The telecast will be an ESPN-exclusive game. Though the game will be available on FS Oklahoma, too.
Originally it was supposed to be the Bulls-Knicks but with so many factors favoring the Bucks-Thunder game, the sports leader made the better decision to flex the games.
Oklahoma City and Milwaukee met already once this year with the Bucks winning 98-94. Westbrook had 30 points and six assists in the loss.
The Thunder are 43-31 on the season, including two back-to-back double-digit comebacks capped off by spectacular Westbrook performances. He’s only 39 rebounds and 51 assists away from averaging a triple-double on the season. He would be the first to do so since 1961-62 when Oscar Robertson did it.
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