NBA Game of the Day – 3/16/12 – Spurs at Thunder

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder

3/16/12

9:30 PM Eastern time / 6:30 PM Pacific time

Chesapeake Energy Arena  in Oklahoma City, OK

TV: ESPN (Directv 206) 

Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5

2011-12 Records:

San Antonio Spurs: 28-13 (2nd Western conference)

Oklahoma City Thunder: 33-10 (1st Western conference)

Record vs. each other: Tied 1-1

Players of interest:

San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli

Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden

Why you want to watch:

  • Thunder have the 2nd best road record in the Western conference at 18-3 but have struggled of late by losing 2 of their last 3 at home.   
  • Tony Parker was lights out the last time he met up with the Thunder on 02/04/12 when he tied a career high 42 points.
  • Spurs acquired Stephen Jackson in a trade with Golden State prior to the trade deadline yesterday. It is unlikely that he will play in tonights game but his status has not yet been reported.
  • The Thunder are playing on the 2nd night of a back to back. The Thunder beat the Nuggets in Denver yesterday, 103 to 90.
  • The Spurs havent played since Wednesday when the beat the Magic 122 to 111 in San Antonio.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”