It’s been a long time since the Oklahoma City Thunder have played a home game but they will finally return to their friendly confines on Thursday. Since January 16, the Thunder have been on a six-game road trip and despite the second best road record in the NBA they struggled a bit away from the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder went just 3-3 on their road trip, losing to the Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers. Their three losses dropped their road record to 15-8, second only to the San Antonio Spurs, which is nothing to be ashamed of. Also, despite the three losses, Oklahoma City still boasts the second best record in the entire league and things only figure to get better as they return home to play only their second home game in the last 21 days.
Now as the Thunder return home they will try to improve their impressive 19-3 home record, which is tied for the second best mark in the NBA. One thing that will help the well-rested team as they return home is that they have one of the most passionate fan bases in the league and the Thunder always feed off of their energy.
After their mediocre road trip the Thunder will play four of their next five games at home and it couldn’t come at a better time as they try to regain their footing in the conference.