Thunder-Bucks moved to ESPN

Jan 2, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 98-94. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Chalk up another national TV game for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The NBA announced on Thursday afternoon, the Bucks-Thunder game scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 is going to be on ESPN instead of only regional broadcasts. Ryan Ruocco, analyst Doug Collins and reporter Cassidy Hubbarth on commentary. The telecast will be an ESPN-exclusive game. Though the game will be available on FS Oklahoma, too.

Originally it was supposed to be the Bulls-Knicks but with so many factors favoring the Bucks-Thunder game, the sports leader made the better decision to flex the games.

Oklahoma City and Milwaukee met already once this year with the Bucks winning 98-94. Westbrook had 30 points and six assists in the loss.

The Thunder are 43-31 on the season, including two back-to-back double-digit comebacks capped off by spectacular Westbrook performances. He’s only 39 rebounds and 51 assists away from averaging a triple-double on the season. He would be the first to do so since 1961-62 when Oscar Robertson did it.

Oklahoma City will play the Spurs on Friday night and the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday before playing the Bucks on Tuesday.

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