OKC Thunder seek revenge versus Sacramento Kings: preview

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The OKC Thunder travels on the second night of another back to back to try and get revenge on the Sacramento Kings who won by a single point last time.

After losing their first game in six against the Dallas Maverick, the OKC Thunder travel for the first game of a two game road trip.. This time they take on the Sacramento Kings in a match up which will have the opportunity to keep them in touch of sixth place in the standings.

The short handed Thunder were over powered by the Mavericks 3-ball. They hit 19 long balls, a season high against the OKC Thunder by any team. Yes the Thunder missed the leadership of Chris Paul who was out for personal reasons.

The Thunder point guard had a close relationship with Kobe Bryant so personal reasons cover it. It’s important to have complete respect for the privacy of the players, especially at this time.

The Kings are on a high, having come back from 17 points down with only three and a half minutes to go to beat the Timberwolves. They have been in a tailspin all season and are looking as though they are showcasing the talent of Bogdan Bogdanovic prior to the trade deadline.


This means that the usual thorn in the side of the OKC Thunder, Buddy Hield, starts the game on the bench where he has become more efficient of late. He is also the only shining light in the dark season of the Kings, averaging over 20 points per game.

This brings us to our keys to the game.