For any Oklahoma City Thunder fans out there, this might be a tough one to watch if Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both sitting. This one tips at 8 PM EST, and here is the TV info for it.
TV: FS-Oklahoma, SportSouth, DTV: 651, 679, 755, 756
Not sure who to pick in this one to be honest, just because there are so many unknowns. If you put me at gunpoint would pick the home team, but not confident in that by any means. The rash of injuries plaguing this match is quite depressing, and hope all of these marquee guys are back soon. The league is better when they are healthy, so will only be thinking good thoughts.
If Durant and Westbrook are healthy, then the Thunder will be my favorite to come out of the West. It is going to be a tough conference to get out of, but the healthiest team will most likely make their way out. My money is on the Thunder due to their youth, but if my prediction changes between now and the playoffs then will be sure to let you know.
Reigning defensive player of the year Marc Gasol is still not healthy, but here is hoping that he can get back in time for the Memphis Grizzlies to make use of him. He was becoming my favorite center to watch in the league at the end of last year, but his injury has derailed that progress so far.
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