Friday, November 14, 2008

Kickin' it with the Knicks

Tonight, the Thunder travel to New York to take on the Knicks. The Knicks are 5-3 this year and are averaging an impressive 103.4 points per game. They're giving up 103.1, so there's a chance this will be the Thunder's first triple digit regular season game.

Durant should be back in the lineup tonight after missing Wednesday's game against the Magic. Durant fully participated in this morning's shoot around and even did some post-practice shooting. OKC will need a big game out of Durant if they're going to win this one. If the Thunder get blown out early, expect Durant to sit out most of the second half to save him for tomorrow night's game against the 76ers.

Wilcox who's been out the past two games with a knee injury is unlikely to play in either of the weekend's games. There is hope that he will be back for the start of next week.

gforce mentioned that Johan Petro only played 10 minutes on Wednesday although he was performing well and wondered if he had an undisclosed injury. If he does, the injury is still undisclosed and Petro is still expected to be a starter tonight.

Tonight's game against the Knicks is likely to be an ugly one for the Thunder. The Knicks make more 3s than we attempt, and there's a good chance that this will be a blowout early. Steven Hill made his debut for OKC on Wednesday, and look for him to get additional playing time tonight in the event of a blowout. Kyle Weaver may also get a bit of playing time in the same situation.

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