The Oklahoma City Thunder are set to face their toughest opponent of the year on Wednesday when they host the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder are currently on a four-game winning-streak, but Spurs are on a very impressive 11-game streak of their own. Neither team is showing any sign of slowing down, but something will have to give tomorrow night.
The Thunder have been heavily reliant on superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but their bench has been solid as well thus far. The Spurs have gotten great production from a lot of different players. Five or more players have finished their last two games scoring in double-figures. Both teams are also going into the game averaging more than 102 points per contest.
This is a classic Western Conference showdown between two teams that’ll be contending for an NBA Championship this season. Both of these teams have played equally as good as the other so far this year; even though the Spurs have a 13-1 record — their best start in franchise history.
I personally believe that the Thunder have a slight edge and will win this game. They’re at home — where they remain undefeated at 6-0. OKC is also the better rebounding team at the moment and then there’s the age difference. The young Thunder are faster and more hungry than the veteran Spurs. If Tim Duncan can find a way to get things going, then they’d have a better chance to silence the rumbling Thunder.
The Thunder just have too much star power for the Spurs to handle at this point. I don’t see five or more Spurs players having solid all-around games — which they’ll need to do if they want to walk out of Loud City with a victory. Expect Durant, Westbrook and the supporting cast to continue their exceptional play. This would be their biggest win of the early season and there’s no way they’re not going to take advantage of it.