Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pre-Season Preview: Thunder vs Clippers

Preseason Game 5 of 7
Tip Off: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 7:00 PM CST
Location: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Tonight, the Thunder will take on the Los Angeles Clippers in what will be their only home game of the preseason. The Clippers have only had one preseason game so far (a win over the Lakers) and will be coming off of 4 days rest. The Thunder played last night and will be taking part in their second of three back-to-back series in the preseason.

The main goal of this game for the Thunder will be to play strong and not replicate the poor performance in Warriors game which was also the second game of a back-to-back series. The Thunder will be playing 18 back-to-back games in the 2008-09 season and can't afford to look as poor as they did against the Warriors in those 18 games.

Aside from that, the Thunder should strive to continue to do what they did good last night against the Rockets: put over 100 points on the board, shoot in the upper forty percent from the field, and keep the Clippers' field goal percentage below their own. If the Thunder can do these three things, they will get their second win in a row. Playing in front of their home crowd should help make these items a reality.

Since you are reading this, you've probably noticed that the Rockets game hasn't been recapped yet. gforce will be providing his valuable insight on both games this week -- taking a look at the two day series as a whole. Definitely something you won't want to miss.

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