After a weird win in Houston on Saturday night, the Wizards continue their road trip on Monday in Oklahoma City. Despite being overshadowed by the Warriors, the Thunder are having a fantastic season, with a 36-13 record. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both having All-NBA-caliber seasons.
Durant and Westbrook are nearly impossible to stop, so the Wizards absolutely have to score efficiently to keep pace with them. Wasted possessions against Rockets may be survivable, but to win against the Thunder, the Wizards will need to value every moment they have the ball.
The last time these two teams met, things went badly for the Wizards on multiple levels. First, Durant said that fans' open free-agency courting was disrespectful. Then Durant got booed, and the Wizards lost in an embarrassing fashion, 125-101.
Coach Randy Wittman will not be with the team due to the death of his brother.
When: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
TV: CSN Washington and Fox Sports Oklahoma
Radio: WNEW 99.1 FM in the DMV, and both WWLS 98.1 FM in OKC.
Alan Anderson is currently listed as out until at least February 15. Kris Humphries is listed as out until at least February 1, so he might play. For the Thunder, Andre Roberson is out and Cameron Payne is questionable.
Most Likely Wizard Killer
Former member of the Best Backcourt In the East, Dion Waiters. Waiters is actually having one of his most efficient seasons so far, he's shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and has 45.6 effective field goal percentage. He is averaging a career low 10.1 points per game, but of course, he's probably going to go off against the Wizards and have a big scoring night.