Oklahoma City Thunder (1-1, 5 points) vs. Toronto Raptors (0-1, 3 points)
Monday, July 9 :: 2:30 p.m. CST :: Thomas & Mack Center (17,923) :: Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: NBATV
Radio Coverage: n/a
View from the enemy: Here.
Line: Oklahoma City is a 4½-point favorite. O/U is 168½.
Online Stream: ESPN | Live Stats | Twitter | Facebook
Game Notes: Thunder: here | Raptors: here
SETTING THE SCENE
- The Oklahoma City Thunder close out their preliminary schedule against the winless Toronto Raptors in the Thomas & Mack Center at 2:30 p.m. Thunder Time.
- Oklahoma City is coming off a blowout win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Thunder led by as many as 30 in the contest and won easily 90-76 on Saturday night.
- Toronto has dropped games to the Timberwolves (103-92) on Sunday and to the Pelicans (90-77) on Friday night.
- The two teams have never met in the Vegas Summer League.
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
|Friday, July 6||vs. Charlotte||L 88-87||0-1, 2 points|
|Saturday, July 7||vs. Brooklyn||W 90-76||1-1, 5 points|
|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
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
Ferguson has been struggling offensively. You want to see him have at least once game where you go “wow, that’s impressive.” Maybe that’s today or is he saving it for the single elimination tournament? We’ll see. No more of this 1-of-8 shooting tonight. If not, let’s see who steps up in his place.
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.
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.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!