Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1, 2 points) vs. Brooklyn Nets (0-1, 3 points)

Saturday, July 7 :: 6:00 p.m. CST :: T-Mobile Arena (17,923) :: Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: NBATV
Radio Coverage: n/a
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Line: Oklahoma City is a 5-point underdog. O/U is 167½.
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Game Notes: Thunder: here | Hornets: here

SETTING THE SCENE

  • Day 2 of Summer League for the Thunder and they’re taking on the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Oklahoma City fell 88-87 to one of the Las Vegas Summer League favorites, the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Oklahoma City led for a majority of the contest.
  • Brooklyn also lost in their opener. They were dropped by the Orlando Magic 86-80 in the previous game on Friday.
  • Oklahoma City won two quarters, while Brooklyn won three before losing their game. The points are tie-breakers in any scenario.
  • It’s the first time Brooklyn and Oklahoma City will meet in Summer league since July 7, 2014. Oklahoma City won that game 98-84. Jeramy Lamb had 26 points in the victory.

FOLLOWING THE ACTION

  • The Summer League games are on ESPNU and on NBATV. Oklahoma City’s first game will be on ESPNU. Check your local listings. (or here on game day).

SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time/Channel Location
Friday, July 6 vs. Charlotte L 88-87 0-1, 2 points
Saturday, July 7 vs. Brooklyn 6 p.m. (NBATV) T-Mobile Arena
Monday, July 9 vs. Toronto 2:30 p.m. (NBA TV) Thomas & Mack Center

THUNDER INJURY REPORT

  • All of Oklahoma City’s roster appears healthy.

Summer League Format

  • Quarter Point System

    In each game:

    • 1 point is awarded to the team that scores more points than its opponent in a given quarter
    • ½ a point is awarded to both teams in the circumstance when the teams score the same number of points in a quarter
    • 0 points are awarded to a team that scores fewer points than its opponent in a given quarter
    • A total of 4 points are awarded for a given game
    > • No additional quarter points are awarded for winning the game
    > • No additional quarter points are awarded in the case of an overtime period (i.e., 4 quarter points are the maximum that a team can earn in a game).
    • At the conclusion of the preliminary round (3 games), a team can accrue between 0-12 quarter points

    Game Rules

    All-non tournament games played during the NBA Summer League will be played under the following rules:

    • Four (4) ten minute (:10) quarters
    • Eight minute (:08) halftime
    • Ten minute (:10) warm up period prior to the start of each game
    • Two minute (:02) minute overtime period
    > • Each team is allowed one (1) 60-second timeout
    > • Penalty begins on the 2nd team foul
    • The second overtime period (or any overtime period thereafter) is sudden death (first team to score a point wins)
    • Teams are in the penalty on the 10th team foul or 2nd team foul in the last two (2) minutes
    • Players foul out with their 10th personal foul
    • Each team will receive two (2) full timeouts (60 seconds) per half
    • Each team will also receive one advance (stop play, ability to substitute, and inbound the ball from the 28′ mark in the frontcourt) in the last two minutes of the 4th quarter and in any overtime period
    • Mandatory timeouts (60 seconds) will be taken at the first stoppage of play after 5:59 and 2:59 of each quarter
    • A 60-second timeout taken by a team will negate the next mandatory timeout due in that quarter
    • Timeouts do not carry over
    • All other NBA rules apply.



Three things to watch

Terrance Ferguson

Terrance Ferguson has been working hard or at least the Thunder are saying so. Oklahoma City will be counting a lot on the former Australian pro player. The Thunder will be looking at him for the first time in Summer League as he didn’t play last season. Oklahoma City will run everything through him.

Diallo

They say Hamidou Diallo is a stud. He was a projected lottery pick in 2017 but fell hard in the 2018 draft. Let’s see if he could live up to a remote ability of that hype in this year’s summer league. He only scored three points on 1-of-3 shooting yesterday. Would like to see him a little more involved. Maybe get a start against Brooklyn and give the young kid some confidence.

Fun

It’s Summer League! Outside of getting young kids run on the hardwood, this doesn’t mean much. Don’t over react if Terrance Ferguson goes something stupid like 2-of-17, that’s the sport. Things are different. They’re just trying to get them action and sometimes it doesn’t work out and that’s fine. Look at Adam Morrison. He was a multiple time MVP Summer League winner.

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