The NBA released the 2017-18 NBA schedules and wouldn’t you know, the Thunder were one of the teams to get a schedule. Wild! Anyway, here are some numbers, aka Thunder Digits, on the Thunder’s schedule. If you hate it, let us know on social media.
The Thunder will play on national TV 27 times this season. That is fourth most only behind Golden State, Houston and Cleveland. Adding in their 10 NBATV dates, that is 37 times America will be able to see the Thunder.
Oklahoma City will play basketball in three different countries this season. They’ll travel to Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
The number of four-games-in-five nights this season. The NBA made it a focal point to eliminate those this season. By moving the schedule to an earlier start date, no team in the NBA has one this season.
The league also made an effort of eliminating a plethora of back-to-backs. Oklahoma City in one season had 20 back-to-back games. This season, that number drops to 14.
During season, the Thunder travel a whopping 44,887 miles. That’s dead average (15th) for the NBA. Portland at 55,298 miles with the longest to travel and Indiana only traveling 37,624 miles for the league lowest.
Oklahoma City will see Kevin Durant four times season, two in Oakland and two in Bricktown. This is becoming a real rivalry with hatred on both sides.
Paul George returns to Indiana to face the Pacers on Dec. 13. Oklahoma City in turn will see Victor Oladipo and Domas Sabonis for the first time since trading them for George.
The longest road trip of the season for the Thunder is three. That happens FIVE different times (Oct. 27-31; Nov. 5-9; Dec. 13-16; Jan. 3-7; Feb. 14-24).
The longest home stand for Oklahoma City. That happens twice (Dec. 25-31 and March 6-12).We 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!