San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second of three games between the two teams. The Thunder won the first matchup 114-106 on Christmas day. Matt Bonner led the Spurs with 17 points.

Dec 25, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard

Tony Parker

(9) moves the ball against the defense of Oklahoma City Thunder point guard

Russell Westbrook

(behind) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

How will the Spurs fare against the Thunder? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 26-8 at home and 44-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 101-94 loss against the Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 19 points and 9 rebounds.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-21 on the road and 41-30 overall. The Thunder are coming off a 127-117 win against the Lakers. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 27 points and 11 assists.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injuries.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Andre Roberson– Andre Robertson is out with a sprained left ankle.

Serge Ibaka– Serge Ibaka is out with a knee injury.

Kevin Durant– Kevin Durant is out with a foot injury.

Nick Collison– Nick Collison is out with an ankle injury.

Key Thunder Players

Russell Westbrook- There isn’t much question that Russell Westbrook is the most dominant player in the NBA this season. On the season he is averaging 27.5 points, 8.7 assists and 7.2 rebounds. Since the all-star break he is averaging 31.4 points, 11.3 assists and 9.2 rebounds.

Enes Kanter– Enes Kanter has been as savior for the Thunder since he was acquired from Utah. With the Thunder he is averaging 17.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. Expect a big game from the talented offensive center with Durant and Ibaka out.

Dion Waiters– Dion Waiters may be inconsistent, but he is playing well as of late. In the past five games he is averaging 16.4 points and 3 assists. He is coming off two 20 plus point games in the last three games.

Prediction

105. 149. . 107. 29

Facing the Thunder on a second of a back-to-back seems like trouble, but the Spurs will bounce back after a difficult game against Dallas. The Spurs simply have more depth and playing in their home building will make a difference.

Next: San Antonio Spurs Playoff Picture Is Clear

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