The Oklahoma City Thunder have qualified for the NBA Playoffs for seven of the last eight years. Their lone absence was the injury-riddled year of 2014-15. However, with Russell Westbrook leading the helm, Oklahoma City has powered themselves to the sixth seed and have earned them a date with the Houston Rockets. Westbrook finishes the regular season with 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.
The Rockets who won 55 games on the back of James Harden, are the third seed and had a tremendous improvement over last season. New head coach Mike D’Antoni has transformed the Rockets into one of the most efficient offenses in NBA history.
In the regular season, Oklahoma City and Houston had three really really close games and one bad game. The Rockets shot the lights out in the last meeting. However, Oklahoma City beat Houston once and then lost by two, two-point defeats.
Here is the first round schedule. All first round games are on FS Oklahoma, as well as national stations as well.
Sunday, April 16 :: At Houston :: 8:00 p.m. :: Toyota Center (18,055) :: TNT
Wednesday, April 19 :: At Houston :: 7:00 p.m. :: Toyota Center (18,055) :: TNT
Friday, April 21 :: at Oklahoma City :: 8:30 p.m. :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) :: ESPN
Sunday, April 23 :: at Oklahoma City :: 2:30 p.m. :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) :: ABC
Tuesday, April 25 :: At Houston :: TBA :: Toyota Center (18,055) IF NECESSARY
Thursday, April 27 :: at Oklahoma City :: TBA :: Chesapeake Energy Arena (18,203) IF NECESSARY
Saturday, April 29 :: At Houston :: TBA :: Toyota Center (18,055) IF NECESSARYWe invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Don't forget to subsribe on Youtube! Our Podcast is on iTunes and on Stitcher. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!