Thunder and Clippers take on tonight in what is a ‘needless’ encounter, however, both teams will want to give their reserves some game time. Here we look at the preview and TV Schedule.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have already secured a playoff spot with one match remaining in the seeding games. Their last seeding game will be against the mighty Los Angeles Clippers. However, this match doesn’t affect the rankings much. So, it can be expected of both teams to rest a few key players before the Playoffs.
In their last outing, Thunder enjoyed a thorough 22-point win against Heat while the Clippers won against the Denver Nuggets. OKC Rookie Darius Bazley stole the spotlight with 16 points in the fourth quarter. He ended with 22-points and 6-for-6 from the field. The Thunder will look to end their seeding games on a high with a win against the Clippers tonight.
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Where to watch Thunder vs Clippers?
The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Oklahoma, ESPN, Fox Sports Prime Ticket and TSN
Fans across the world can watch it on NBA TV with the help of the NBA League Pass.
The game will also be live-streamed on Fubo.tv.
How are the teams lined up?
Oklahoma City Thunder
It is highly doubtful if regular starters will take the court for the Thunder tonight. Chris Paul has already been ruled out with a sprained left hand. Their big problem for Thunder against the Clippers will be penetrating their defence. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will also probably have reduced minutes. However, his impact as a two-way player will surely be still felt.
Thunder are scheduled to take on the Rockets in round 1 of the playoffs and would want their starters well rested and healthy, as with Westbrook out for the Rockets(at least for the first few games), Thunder have an amazing chance of going through
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers can surely use this last seeding game to give their substitute Marcus Morris an opportunity to improve his confidence
Neither Leonard nor George is expected to play for the Clippers tonight. Landry Shamet is a natural shooter who hasn’t played in the NBA bubble. He might get some time in the centre tonight.
Lou Williams and Pat Bev would also love some more minutes under their belt, as their defense will be of prime importance against the offense heavy Mavs in the 1st round of the playoffs.
Predicted lineup: Patrick Beverley, Landry Shamet, Terrence Mann, Patrick Patterson, JaMychal Green