Thunder (43-26) will face the Suns (31-39) in the opening game today, with it being a do-or-die game for the Suns. Here we look at the preview and TV Schedule for the match.
Yesterday, the Pelicans and Kings lost their respective matches, thereby ending their 2019-20 season. Playoff berths are fixed in Eastern Conference but the 8th seed in the West is wide open, with four teams vying for that final spot.
The seeding games are in the final week and will end on Friday. Today 5 teams will hit the court with Thunder vs Suns being the opening game. The Suns are on a magical run in the Bubble, with Devin Booker leading the way for the franchise.
Thunder’s restart has been satisfactory but in the remaining three games, the side can do better in order to improve their playoff positioning. They sit on No.5 spot in the West with three wins and two defeats in the restart.
Where to watch Thunder vs Suns on TV and Online?
The game is scheduled at 2:30 PM (ET) and can be watched on the following platforms:
- NBA TV (Accessed through NBA League Pass)
- Fox Sports Oklahoma
- Live Stream on Fubo.tv
- Fox Sports Arizona
In order to watch the game on NBA TV, you need to first go ahead and buy the NBA league pass.
Thunder vs Suns Preview
When the season restarted, no one thought that the Suns could make it to the playoffs but with five straight wins in Orlando, they have a chance to get a shot at the play-in-tournament. No.11 seed Suns are 2 games behind the Grizzlies and Blazers.
Suns’ guard Devin Booker is leading from the front, averaging 29.4 PPG in Orlando and is shooting 50% from the field. If the side can manage to continue their magical run, they might just sneak into that play-in tournament and get a shot at making it to the playoffs.
OKC Thunder (43-26) will look for a win as they can equal Rockets (44-25) on in the number of wins section. Shai Gilgeous Alexander, Chris Paul, and Luguentz Dort have been instrumental for Thunder’s success this season in and outside the Bubble. A late surge and they could very well clinch a higher seed to give themselves a better chance of going deep into the playoffs.
Suns go in as favourites for this game, largely because of the momentum they have on their side. Booker is in imperious form and he should be able to just get his team over the line vs OKC Thunder.
However, if Suns lose tonight’s match, their chances for the 8th seed will get slimmer.
Thunder has defeated Suns in the previous two encounters but the season restart is in favor of Suns.
The probable lineup for Thunder
The probable lineup for Suns