The streaking Oklahoma City Thunder will hit the road tonight to take on the San Antonio Spurs. It’s not a long road trip but playing at San Antonio is still one of the toughest places to win.
The Spurs go about their business as well as any team in the league. Even with a depleted roster Thursday night for their last game, they beat the Golden State Warriors 104-102.
Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were both given the night off to rest while Tony Parker missed the game due to an injury. Duncan and Ginobili are expected to return for the game tonight while Parker’s status is more in question.
The Thunder will be at full force and have already beaten the Spurs once this season. It was a 94-88 on Nov. 27 in which Russell Westbrook shot just 2-for-16 from the field.
The Thunder received a huge lift from their bench in that game as Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
This matchup promises to be a close one with two of the best overall teams squaring off. Both defenses will need to be ready to play at a high level to ensure their team can keep close.
The Spurs, even when not a full strength, are always a tough out. Tonight’s game on the road will be one of the toughest the Thunder will have to deal with in a long time. If you can, cheer on OKC in enemy territory and purchase Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs tickets.
The game will tip off at 7:30 p.m. CST and air on FS Oklahoma.