Rant-O-Matic: Previewing Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers
In a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Finals, Thursday’s game between the Thunder and Spurs could be an early preview of a future playoff series down the road. Despite finishing with the best record in the conference last year, the Spurs fell victim to the Thunder’s young lineup consisting of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden.
Luckily for San Antonio, they won’t have to deal with Harden this time around after he was traded to the Houston Rockets last week. Even without Harden, this could end up being one of the best matchups throughout the season considering both the Thunder and Spurs have enough talent to make a run at the NBA Finals.
Unfortunately, the first half of the season has not gone the way the Chiefs or Chargers expected as both teams have been nothing but disappointments heading into Week 9. While the Chiefs have lost four straight games with only one win so far this season, the Chargers have a three-game losing streak of their own after a 3-1 start to the year.
Philip Rivers has been quite impressive throughout his career at home against Kansas City and there’s no reason why San Diego shouldn’t be able to come out on top in this one. It’s safe to say this is a must win for the Chargers–so expect them to come out full force against the Chiefs to keep pace with the Denver Broncos in the AFC West.
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