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Thunder vs. Sacramento: Pre-game primer

Thunder vs. Sacramento: Pre-game primer


Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1) vs Sacramento Kings (0-1)
Friday,  October 10
Arco Arena
Sacramento, Calif.
9:00 PM CST

TV:  Thunder TV, KSBI-52 (Cox 9)
Radio: The Sports Animal, (98.1 FM, 640 AM)

Game thread 1 / Game thread 2

NBA.com game info

View from the enemy: Sactown Royalty

Oklahoma City looks to rebound after Thursday’s 88-82 loss at Minnesota in Billings, Montana. The Thunder had trouble at times scoring, but eventually put together a solid run to hold a lead of seven late in the fourth quarter. The Thunder had trouble in the post as they only had three players to rotate into the four and five spot. Tonight Joe Smith and Chris Alexander will likely see the bulk of the playing time in the post as P.J. Carlesimo looks to rest his other big men as the team has five games in seven days. Also, Carlesimo said he’d divide the time a little more evenly tonight, looking to get each player about 20 minutes, also planning to play John Lucas, Derrick Byers and Kyle Weaver (if healthy).

What to watch for:
Russell Westbrook. He was electrifying in game one but a little erratic. After having time to watch tape and reflect on his first live NBA action, it will be interesting to see how Westbrook performs.