clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

New, comments

On the second game of a back to back the Spurs come home to play the Thunder. The Spurs will need to sharper than they were in Dallas last night to keep Russell Westbrook and Company from stealing a win in the River City.

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
March 25, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Spurs Time
TV: ESPN - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI

After a lackluster performance against the Mavericks last night, the Spurs come back home to host Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.  I know there are other players other than Westbrook playing for the Thunder, but it's unlikely that you've heard anything about the healthy ones in the last two months.  Westbrook has been on a tear lately that really hasn't been seen since Jordan was doing something similar back in the late 80's. I don't care for Mr. Westbrook very much, but there is no denying that he has become an elite player that is basically impossible to stop.

The Thunder are fighting for a playoff spot and currently sit in the 8th spot in the West.  Injuries have plagued them all year and have really done a number to this team.  I would argue with the trades that they've made this season this might be the best Thunder team we've seen, if they were healthy.  Enes Kanter is a good post scorer, which makes up for Serge Ibaka's nonexistent post game. Dion Waiters seems like he's taking to the 6th man role nicely and you've still got Steven Adams to annoy everyone. Anthony Morrow has become their sniper and a very good one. If they can keep this squad together next season, and stay healthy, OKC looks like a formidable contender.

The Spurs on the other hand won't be formidable at anything if they can't play better than they did in Dallas last night. After a great start it's like they lost all focus and couldn't figure out how to get it back. Tonight with a hungry OKC team and Westbrook doing his Superman impersonation, the Spurs cannot afford to be anything but focused and aggressive. The Thunder will likely be missing Ibaka, but they still have two bigs in Adams and Kanter that will be tough for the Spurs to handle. This is where San Antonio will miss Aron Baynes.

The Spurs starters have been killing it lately.  I think tonight's game comes down to who's bench can show up and help out the starters.  If Parker, Leonard, Green, Duncan and Splitter can get some help from Manu, Mills, Marco and Diaw I really like the Spurs chances to bounce back tonight. San Antonio has done a great job in the last month at bounce back games. I look for that to continue this evening.

vs.

Oklahoma City Thunder (41-30)

San Antonio Spurs (44-26)

March 25, 2015

AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

8:30 p.m. CDT

TV: ESPN

Radio: WOAI 1200AM

Starters

Russell Westbrook

PG

Tony Parker

Some Guy

SG

Danny Green

Another Guy

SF

Kawhi Leonard

Not Serge Ibaka

PF

Tiago Splitter

Steven Adams

C

Tim Duncan



Game prediction: Spurs by 6.

For the Thunder's perspective, visit Welcome to Loud City.

As always, Tony must dominate Fisher, and you can get your San Antonio Spurs tickets from Daniel Farias with Spurs Sports & Entertainment: Tel: 210-444-5607 | dfarias@attcenter.com