Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder
The big news for the Thunder is the unexpected early return of Russel Westbrook. His presence on the floor changes the dynamic for Oklahoma City, taking pressure off Durant, and requires opponents to change how they will defend. It will take some time for them to completely feel comfortable again, but it is a huge boost to have a leader return to their team. Dallas has been playing well and this will be a good game to make an early statement about their intentions for the season, and to put other teams on notice. It is obviously early in the season so a loss is not a huge deal, but a win would be a huge step in the right direction for the Mavs.
- Chesapeake Energy Arena
- 100 West Reno
- Oklahoma City OK 73125
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