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Oklahoma City Thunder 2014-15 Schedule: 5 Must-Watch Games

Oklahoma City Thunder 2014-15 Schedule: 5 Must-Watch Games

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The Thunder have been knocking on the championship's door the past few seasons but have not gotten over the hump yet. Following an MVP season, is this the year Kevin Durant gets his ring? It very well could be, and here are five of the must-watch games that are on their road to the Finals.

5. Oct. 30, 2014 vs. Clippers

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5. Oct. 30, 2014 vs. Clippers

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The Thunder and Clippers will be two of the best, most exciting teams in the NBA this season, and it all begins on Oct. 30. Both teams were top five in the NBA in points scored per game last season and both have added even more firepower to their offensive attacks. I think one of these two teams will win the Western Conference this season, and this early-season matchup will be a nice barometer of where both teams stand.

4. Nov. 23, 2014 vs. Warriors

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4. Nov. 23, 2014 vs. Warriors

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There is no love lost when these two teams tip off. They’ve had some of the most intense, physical games of the past few seasons, but the skill level is also off the charts. Scoring machines like Durant, Westbrook, Curry and Thompson will refuse to be outmatched come Oct. 30. This will be a fantastic game.

3. Dec. 11, 2014 vs. Cavaliers

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3. Dec. 11, 2014 vs. Cavaliers

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There’s always an extra buzz when Durant and LeBron go head to head. They are the two best players in the world, and on Dec. 11, all eyes will be on this game. The matchup of young star point guards Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook is a new rivalry because of the newfound presence of the Cavs. As a possible NBA Finals preview, this game is a must-watch.

2. Dec. 25, 2014 vs. Spurs

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2. Dec. 25, 2014 vs. Spurs

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Here's another great game on Christmas, the most hijacked holiday of all time. The NBA has used the holiday as a platform for its biggest stars, and this game is a prime example of that. With the defending NBA champs against the league MVP and one of the most popular teams in the league, well done, Commissioner Silver.

1. Mar. 15, 2015 vs. Bulls

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1. Mar. 15, 2015 vs. Bulls

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Sunday afternoon games after the All-Star break always seem to have a special zest to them. The season is winding down and teams are looking to measure themselves up against the other top contenders. Both the Bulls and Thunder are thought to be favorites in their respective conferences, and this late-season game will be a perfect measuring stick for both teams.

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