Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1, 0-0 away) vs. Denver Nuggets (3-1, 0-1 home)
Tuesday, Oct. 10 :: 8:00 p.m. CST :: Pepsi Center (18,007)
TV: FS Oklahoma (DirectTV 675, Dish 412, Cox 2037, HD 722, Tulsa Cox 1027, Suddenlink 38)
Online Stream: here.
Radio: WWLS Sports Animal 98.1 FM/640AM/97.1 Tulsa
View from the enemy: Here.
Line: The Denver Nuggets are a 1-point favorite. The over/under is 214.
Notes: Thunder: here |Nuggets: here
SETTING THE SCENE
- The Oklahoma City Thunder wrap up their regular season slate tonight in the Mile High City against the Denver Nuggets.
- Oklahoma City has won back-to-back games against Melbourne United and the New Orleans Pelicans.
- The Denver Nuggets are 3-1 in the preseason. They won their first three games before losing to 122-100 to the Spurs on Sunday.
- Oklahoma City is 3-2 in the preseason vs. Denver.
- The two teams have met the last four seasons in the preseason.
FOLLOWING THE ACTION
- You can catch the radio on Oklahoma City’s WWLS, 98.1 FM. Matt Pinto will be your play-by-play voice. If you’re in Tulsa, catch it on 1450 AM.
- Brian Davis and Michael Cage call the game on the Thunder’s flagship station, Fox Sports Oklahoma. You can watch the game there, catch it on NBA League Pass, or use the Fox Sports App (If you’re in Oklahoma).
- The Oklahoma City Thunder added a bunch of new faces this year.
- Paul George was acquired on June 30 for Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo.
- Carmelo Anthony joins the Thunder after Oklahoma City sent Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second round pick to the Knicks for Anthony.
- Oklahoma City also signed Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson via free agency.
- Terrance Ferguson was drafted in the first round out of Australia.
- Raymond Felton (wrist) is OUT.
- Patrick Patterson (knee) is OUT.
- Alex Abrines (knee) is OUT.
Still good odds
- According to Sportsbook, the Oklahoma City Thunder have the sixth best odds to win the Larry O’Brien trophy.
- They have the fourth best odds to win the Western Conference behind, the Clippers, Spurs, Rockets, and the Warriors.
- Oklahoma City will begin their regular season schedule on Oct. 19 against the New York Knicks.
Things to watch
How the Big 3 play together
Oklahoma City has three big weapons and how they play together for the first time. Hopefully it’s a quick gel and the Thunder can run together well. If they struggle, it could be a long season for the Thunder.
Oklahoma City isn’t really deep. Hopefully we don’t see too many injuries and will find ourselves on the ends of a solid squad when this game ticks down. The last thing we need is a frivolous injury that bleeds into the regular season.
Hey Bench, show up
The different bench rotations will be interesting. It won’t mean much right now with Patterson and Abrines out. However, seeing a little consistency early will be big for the Thunder. If the bench goes out and scores super low numbers, eye brows will raise and the medias will talk.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!