The Grizzlies are definitely missing center Marc Gasol, last year’s defensive player of the year, and they will have trouble blockading the paint without him. The offensive attack of small forward Kevin Durant and point guard Russell Westbrook will wear the Grizzlies’ defense down and possibly even get many of their players in foul trouble by the end of the game.
The Thunder are also coming off of an over 20 point win recently, and head coach Scott Brooks liked the way they did the little things.
“I thought our guys did a great job of executing the game plan” Brooks said after the win. “We’re a good defensive team too, we don’t necessarily tell the world that. But we play with a lot of pride on the defensive end.”
Despite the Thunder being on the road and favored (-5.5), have to go with them on the over in this case.
Here is the TV info for that one just in case you came for that specifically.
TV: FS-Oklahoma, SportSouth, DTV: 651,679,755,756
That is all for the previews today folks, but stop by Rant Sports Prep later tonight if you still have basketball fever the way I do. As always, thanks for reading.