San Antonio Spurs at 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 Tuesday night at the Chesapeake Energy  Arena.

The game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and will be televised on TNT. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

Mar 25, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (R) looks to pass the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) defends during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

This is the third and final matchup between the two teams. The two teams have split the first two meetings, with the Spurs having won the most recent matchup 130-91 on March 25. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 21 points.

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 20-18 on the road and 51-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 107-92 win against the Golden State Warriors. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 26 points.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are 27-11 at home and 42-35 overall. The Thunder are coming off a 115-112 loss against the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Tiago Splitter– Tiago Splitter is out with a tight right calf.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Andre Roberson– Andre Roberson is likely out with an ankle injury.

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

Serge Ibaka– Serge Ibaka is out with knee surgery.

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

Key Thunder Players

Russell Westbrook- I don’t think I need to go into too much detail with Russell Westbrook, he’s been the most dominant player in basketball this season. He is averaging 27.7 points, 8.7 assists, and 7.3 assists.

Enes Kanter– Enes Kanter has been a monster since he has arrived in Oklahoma City. As a member of the Thunder he is averaging 18.4 points and 11.6 rebounds.

Anthony Morrow– Anthony Morrow is one of the leagues best shooters. He is shooting 44% from three and 90% from the free-throw stripe. In the last 10 games he is averaging 16.1 points on 56% from the field.

Prediction

98. 29. . 103. 149

As tempting it is to pick San Antonio in this game, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder will come out on top as they are fighting for their lives to make the playoffs. It will be close though.

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