Oct 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a play in action against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Thunder Vs. Pelicans Preview: Notes Before Tip-Off In Tulsa

On Tuesday. Oklahoma City had a dominating performance over the Nuggets, 101-81, led by Kevin Durant’s 36 points on 12-18 shooting. The focus for the Thunder is now towards the New Orleans Pelicans, as they travel to Tulsa for their fourth preseason game.

Good news for Thunder fans, as the game will be televised on Fox Sports Oklahoma at 7 PM ET.

The Pelicans come off a win against the Hawks on Sunday night. In the preseason, New Orleans is 4-0, with wins over the Hawks, Magic, Rockets, and Mavs.

Here are some pre-game notes:

– Ryan Gomes and Kendrick Perkins did not play last game against the Nuggets. No signs from Scott Brooks have been given if either will play tonight.

-Jeremy Lamb has been atrocious shooting the ball in the preseason. He is 9-of-33 from the field, shooting just 27 percent.  Thunder fans hope to see a flip of a script tonight.

-The Pelicans added Jrue Holiday from Philly, and drafted Jeff Withey (No. 39),  and Pierre Jackson (No. 42). Jrue Holiday could become a franchise player in New Orleans, and is sure a solid point guard in this league. The matchup-up between him and Jackson tonight should be a good one.

-According to head coach Monty Williams, 7-footer Jason Smith will not play tonight due to a hip injury.

-Newly acquired Tyreke Evans’ status for Thursday is a questionable. Evans is rehabbing his left ankle, but has hopes to be able to play tonight.

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Tags: Jason Smith Jeremy Lamb Jrue Holiday Kendrick Perkins Kevin Durant NBA Preseason 2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Pierre Jackson Ryan Gomes Scott Brooks Thunder Vs. Pelicans Tulsa Tyreke Evans

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