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Thunder Game Day: OKC Continues Homestand with Matchup Against Memphis

The Thunder are looking to add to their lead atop the Western Conference.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are looking to take advantage of a four-game homestand.

After a tight win against the Miami Heat on Friday, the Thunder are hoping to extend their winning streak to three. To do so, they will need to take care of business against the Memphis Grizzlies.

This is the first of two matchups against Memphis within a week with Oklahoma City looking to sweep the season series. Battling injuries all season, Memphis has never found the rhythm that helped it finish second in the West the past two seasons.

Chet Holmgren, Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies

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The Thunder enter the day as 14.5-point favorites against the Grizzlies, and the total over/under is 221.5 points.


Although the Grizzlies have been near the bottom of the West all season, they have played tight games lately and are not a team the Thunder can take for granted. With recent wins in Philadelphia and Brooklyn and a tight game in Minnesota, the Grizzlies have shown their ability to compete on the road.

With a 15-17 record away from FedEx Forum, the Grizzlies’ road record is on par with a few playoff and play-in teams. However, the Grizzlies are only 1-10 against the top four teams in the West, with their only win coming in early November.

Ultimately, the key for Oklahoma City is to break the game open. If Memphis has to play a high-scoring game, it is unlikely to keep up.

Despite posting a top 10 defense, the Grizzlies have the league’s worst offense and are one of the worst shooting teams, if not the worst. So, a big first quarter from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and company might be all it takes to cruise to another win.


Oklahoma City Thunder (44-19) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (22-42)


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The Thunder are competing for the No. 1 seed in the West, and games like this are a perfect way to pad their win total. The next few weeks will be a tight race against the Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets for the top spot, but the Thunder have shown they are more than capable of competing with the league’s best.

Oklahoma City will continue its race for the top seed at home against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

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