The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs in a National Televised game that will have major playoff implications. The Thunder are currently fourth in the Western Conference and the Spurs are currently sixth. Each team is coming off a loss and another loss by the Spurs can push them to the eighth seed in the West. A loss by the Thunder would move them into a virtual tie with the Spurs and Pelicans.
The Thunder are 7-3 in their past 10 games but are just 18-19 away from home and their going up against a Spurs team that is 29-8 at home. They will be led by Russell Westbrook who leads this team in all major categories: Points (25.4), Assist (10.2), and Rebounds (9.7). They should get contributions from All-Star Paul George (21.6) and former All-Star Carmelo Anthony (16.3).
The Spurs who have been led by All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge (23.1 ppg) may be without the forward as he is questionable with a left knee contusion. They are coming off a loss that coach Greg Popvich calls “embarrassing” against a Washington Wizards team that is without their All-Star point guard John Wall.
The Greg Popovich led Spurs will come out swinging regardless of who suits up for them. Neither team wants to take another loss that can potentially have a major impact on playoff seeding come April.