Thunder Vs. Bulls Preview: What To Look For Tonight

Oct 22, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) guard Reggie Jackson (15) forward Perry Jones (3) talk on the court during the against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Last night,the Oklahoma City Thunder fell 88-76 to the Phoenix Suns in more preseason action. Tonight, the Thunder will play their final preseason game against the Bulls in Wichita. Good news for Thunder fans as the game will be broadcasted nationwide on ESPN.

The Bulls are undefeated in the presesaon, coming off a win Monday against the Bucks.
Here are some pre-game notes and things to look for: 

-How Reggie Jackson will deal with facing off with Derrick Rose. Jackson had 18 points, four assists, and three rebounds last night against Gerald Green and Eric Bledsoe with Dragic out. Tonight will be a test for Jackson as he will have only have to control the game on the offensive end, but also try to defend one of the best players in the league in Rose. If rose isn’t playing tonight(possibility), Jackson will face off with Kirk Hinrich.

-Another day. Another opportunity for Steven Adams to prove himself. We know how impressive Adams has been this preseason, and the opportunity to show Scott Brooks he deserves in the rotation continues tonight. He won’t have an easy task against the Bulls front court of Noah, Boozer, and Gibson. This will be Adams’ toughest test so far.

- On Friday agaisnt the Pacers and monday against the Bucks, Joakim Noah was out with a groin injury.

-Also in those two games, Jimmy Bulter didn’t play with a left knee contusion.

- Another game for Jeremy Lamb to prove himself.  His matchup tonight is against Jimmy Bulter, who is one of the best defenders in the league.

-The other guys. Surprisingly, Perry Jones III had a pretty solid game last night with 12 points. This is the last chance for guys like Ryan Gomez, Andre Roberson, Diante Garrett, and Rodney McGruder to prove they belong on the final roster.

-I’m pretty dam excited to see D-Rose play tonight.

Topics: Bulls Thunder, Derrick Rose, Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Durant, Reggie Jackson, Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks, Serge Ibaka, Steven Adams, Thabo Sefolosha

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  • NoFruitNoFlavor

    Well Noah and Hinrich have been ruled out so I believe Rose will play and Steven Adams should have an easier time inside.