Oklahoma City Thunder (39-23)
Philadelphia 76ers (33-30)
TV: Comcast SportsNet, NBA League Pass Channel 5
Tip Time: 7:00 EST
Location: Wells Fargo Center
Vegas Line: 1.5 (Sixers)
Previous Meeting: 103-109 L
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Today marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace. No bad attempt to be clever relating this video tonight. Instead, just enjoy a talent that was taken from the world too early. RIP Biggie.
- The Thunder's record over their past 10 is just a mediocre 5-5. However, 4 of the 5 losses during that time were to current playoff teams (Spurs, Magic, Lakers, Grizzlies).
- The Thunder are coming into Philly sporting a 17-14 road record. The Sixers home record continues to rise and now stands at 21-10.
- Russell Westbrook lit up the Sixers for 31 points and 12 assists back in November. Once again, Jrue Holiday will have his hands full against one of the league's top point guards.
- Andre Iguodala was inactive during the first meeting of these two teams. Kevin Durant took advantage and dropped 31 points while shooting 16 free throws (and making all of them). Seeing Dre on KD for the first time all year should be a spectacle. Will KD be added to the Iguodala Victim List?
- Playoff Implications! The Sixers are still 0.5 games behind the Knicks (6th seed) and just 3.5 behind the Hawks (5th seed). The Knicks are in Memphis getting some BBQ and playing the Grizz while the Hawks are hoping that the Christian boy Matt survives one more week on Redemption Island (that was a Survivor reference guys).
- Still no Kendrick Perkins (knee) for the Thunder who will also be without Nate Robinson because of a knee injury.
You're their biggest supporter? Well, then they're in a lot of trouble.