As of Wednesday, December 10th, they are riding a three-game win streak and looking to climb their way up from the 7th place spot to overcome the Utah Jazz and try and put some distance between themselves and the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Thunder Can Improve in Standings Over Next Five Games As we inch deeper and deeper into the 2019 NBA season, the Oklahoma City Thunder are finding their groove in the middle of the Western Conference.
The Thunder score 108.39 points per game on average going against the Kings 105.7. But the real difference-maker is that the Kings allow more points per game to be scored on average than they net themselves.
Speaking of the Sacramento Kings, the Oklahoma City Thunder have them up next on Wednesday night.
The Jazz will face the Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, and Charlotte Hornets, before meeting a good team in the Miami Heat.
The Sacramento Kings are trying to stay on par with the Thunder and are currently in 8th overall, and the Phoenix Suns are on the bubble at No.
Then after the Clippers, they face another soft stretch with Memphis again and the Charlotte Hornets before getting a rough, three-game stretch where they face the Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs all back to back.
We can’t expect the Thunder to win all four of the games outside of the chance that they lose to the Nuggets, but it is a definite possibility.
So, we’ll face the Kings, Nuggets, Bulls, Grizzlies, and Suns before taking on the Clips at home.
They have a fairly easy schedule over the next week or so, with the Denver Nuggets, on December 14th being the only good team before they play the Los Angeles Clippers on the 22nd.
If the Thunder get a win on Wednesday night, look for them to win a handful of their next five and start to secure a foothold above the playoff relegation line.