Thunder at Rockets: Preseason pregame primer
Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2) at Houston Rockets (3-3)
TV: None (But, click here and you can watch it on the Internet. Yay Internet!)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM)
Time: 7:30 CDT
View from the enemy: Rockets Buzz
If there is anything to know about this game, it’s that Nick Collison is going to see his first preseason action tonight. The Thunder has struggled slightly on the glass with him out thus far, so hopefully with him back he can help right that. OKC was one of the better rebounding teams last season and Collison was a big part of that in his time off the bench.
Also, one big thing to keep in mind is that this is the first game of a back-to-back. Back-to-backs are a big part of maneuvering an NBA season and so I’m sure Scott Brooks will have a mind toward that. Another thing is I’d love to see a little more fullcourt pressure. I think that’s an interesting wrinkle to toss in and even light pressure can cut into an opponent’s possession time big time.
We’re winding down the preseason and this is the first of just three remaining primer games. Then it’s on to the real deal. So you want to see solid improvement and a sharpening tonight. No setbacks as we head toward opening night.
Tip at 7:30 CDT. Go Thunders.