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Kings vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer

Kings vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer


Sacramento Kings (21-43, 6-26 road) vs. OKC Thunder (46-18, 25-6 home)

TV: FS OK (Cox 37, HD 722, Tulsa Cox 27, DirectTV 679, UVerse 754)
Stream: Click here
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 97.1 FM Tulsa)
Time: 7:00 CT

Offensive Rating: Thunder – 109.5 (2nd), Kings– 103.4 (22nd)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 102.9 (9th), Kings – 109.7 (29th)
Pace: Thunder – 93.0 (6th), Kings – 94.7 (1st)

View from the enemy: Cowbell Kingdom

Good grief, the Kings again? This game matters not, as the Thunder have sealed their fate as No. 2 in the West. So if there’s a story to care about, it’s how much the starters play and how many point KD scores. Because other than that, it’s really not so much about the final result, though you certainly don’t want to drop a home game to Sacramento at this point.

Sacramento coming in: They stink. That’s all you need to know.

Three Big Things

1. Russell Westbrook vs. whoever. Westbrook suffered through one of the worst shooting performances of his career Sunday, hitting just 3-of-22 from the floor. He’s not going to be a happy camper coming into this game. So whether it’s Jimmer, Isaiah Thomas, or whoever, Westbrook is going to want to get right. Assuming he plays very much.

2. Keep an eye on the Heat. The Thunder still could take the tiebreaker from the Heat for homecourt in a potential Finals matchup. So if you’re desperate for a reason to care, there’s one.

3. Scoring numbers. KD’s scoring title gets put to the test again. There’s reason No. 2 to care.

Tip at 7:00 CT. Go Points.