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Thunder ’17-’18 Regular Season Schedule Announced

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook shouts to the crowd following a basket during the third quarter of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff game against the Houston Rockets in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 21, 2017. Oklahoma City won 115-113. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Thunder ’17-’18 Regular Season Schedule Announced

The NBA has unveiled the Thunder’s 2017-2018 regular season schedule, with an opening day matchup against the New York Knicks on October 17th in Oklahoma City.

Notable games include:

  • November 22nd vs. the Golden State Warriors. OKC’s first matchup against the Dubs comes early and at home.
  • December 13th @ the Indiana Pacers. Paul George returns to Indy for the first time since the trade that sent him to OKC.
  • December 25th vs. the Houston Rockets. The Thunder’s first matchup against the revamped Rockets comes at home on Christmas day.
  • January 20th @ the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Thunder will visit LeBron — but will Kyrie Irving still be a member of the Cavs?
  • February 8th @ the Los Angeles Lakers. On the trade deadline, the Thunder travel to LA — a team Paul George has been linked to. This could be interesting.

The Thunder will enjoy 37 nationally-televised games, up from 30 last season. The addition of Paul George — not to mention the intrigue brought by reigning MVP Russell Westbrook — has had a positive effect on the Thunder’s visibility in these widely broadcasted games.

Although there are a number of back-to-backs on the docket, instances of four games in five nights has been eliminated completely.

 

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