OKC Thunder depth and speed key vs Orlando Magic: game preview

OKC Thunder Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The OKC Thunder continue to alter their line-up after consistent injuries to players recently. Luguentz Dort got a surprise start against the Houston Rockets which proved to be a great decision, so do expect Billy Donovan to make changes.

Projected Line-ups:

OKC Thunder Starters:

Point Guard: Chris Paul
Shooting Guard: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Small Forward: Luguentz Dort
Power Forward: Danilo Gallinari
Center:  Mike Muscala

OKC Thunder Bench:

Point Guard: Dennis Schroder
Shooting Guard: Deonte Burton, Hamidou Diallo
Small Forward: Darius Bazley
Power Forward: Kevin Hervey
Center: Justin Patton

Injury notes:

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Orlando Magic Starters:

Point Guard: Markelle Fultz
Shooting Guard: Evan Fournier
Small Forward: Khem Birch
Power Forward: Aaron Gordon
Center: Nikola Vucevic

Orlando Magic Bench:

Point Guard: Michael Carter-Williams
Shooting Guard: Terrence Ross, B.J. Johnson
Small Forward: Wesley Iwundu
Power Forward: Amile Jefferson Gary Clark
Center: Mo Bamba

Injury notes:

Game Specifics

The Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

Tipoff: 7:00 PM ET | 6:00 PM CT

TV: FS Oklahoma

Radio: WWLS 98.1 FM OKC


The teams have played 23 times before being named today with the OKC Thunder holding the advantage of winning 16 of those matches. They both met on November 5th where OKC won 102-94.

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Enjoy the game and check back after for player grades and reactions.