Thunder defeat Spurs: It was Spurs vs Thunder in the NBA preseason. The Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs match ended in a 121-108 win for the Thunder.
The Thunder scored 121 points with an FG% of 48.9. Hamidou Diallo managed a double-double in his first NBA preseason game.
The Spurs lacked in the second quarter and could only score 28, whereas, the Thunder scored 40. They were too dependent on Patty Mills who came out with 22 points.
The Thunder also had a 13 rebounds advantage over the Spurs, which is a major reason why they won this matchup. They also shot a total of 31 three-pointers at 54.8%. The Spurs made 15 of their 38 attempts, putting them at a little under 40%.
Spurs vs Thunder Match Facts
Theo Maledon was the Thunder’s highest scorer. He scored 20 points at a 50% FG. He converted all 4 of his Free Throws as well.
For the Spurs, it was Patty Mills who scored 24 points with 9 makes out of 16 attempts. He also converted both his free throws.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 4 assists in 20 minutes for the Thunder. He turned the ball over only once.
For the Spurs, it was DeMar DeRozan with the highest assists. He managed 7 assists in 24 minutes with a single turnover.
Isaiah Roby of the Thunder had 11 rebounds, 10 of which were defensive. He grabbed a single offensive rebound.
For the Spurs, Jakob Poeltl grabbed the board 10 times, 1 of which was an offensive rebound.
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Match Details: San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Time: 05:30 A.M.(IST)
Venue: AT&T Centre, San Antonio
Spurs vs Thunder Match Preview
Match Preview – San Antonio Spurs
Spurs will officially have 18 players ready for their three preseason games. Some guys, however, will likely be on the sidelines as a precaution due to previous injuries.
With new draft picks Devin Vassell and Tre Jones joining the mix, Gregg Popovich will likely use the three tune-up games to incorporate some of his younger guys into the fold and figure out everyone’s role.
Match Preview – Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded a lot of players for future draft picks. Their star man Chris Paul has left for the Phoenix Suns. They have traded Dennis Schroder to the LA Lakers.
Even their big man Steven Adams has left the franchise to join the New Orleans Pelicans. Furthermore, they have sold Kelly Oubre Jr. for a massive $66 million for future draft picks. Even Danilo Gallinari has left them to join the Atlanta Hawks.
They are in a serious rebuilding phase now and it will not be fair to expect a playoffs spot from them. They have added George Hill, Al Horford, and a total of 26 picks in the next 6 years.
NBA TV coverage of Spurs vs Thunder
NBA preseason games will be broadcasted nationally across ESPN and TNT.
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Every preseason game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN’s digital platforms.
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Spurs possible starting 5:
Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Bryn Forbes, Trey Lyles, LeMarcus Aldridge
Thunder possible starting 5:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Trevor Ariza, Kevin Hervey, Al Horford