Yeah AI, that's right, we haven't forgotten about that last second shot in Detroit, and tonight's payback time! You're in our house now, WELCOME TO LOUD CITY! In case you missed the Thunders previous match-up with the Pistons, Allen Iverson hit the game-winning shot off of a ridiculous fade-away to slam the door on a Thunder upset. Since then the Thunder have rattled off 4 wins in 10 games, and for most teams, you'd scoff at that number, but for Oklahoma City, its a clear sign of an improved team, and the Thunder are looking to build on their first victory over a winning team, with back to back wins for the first time all season.
The Pistons are coming into this game having lost 3 in a row, and 4 out of 5, and at quick glance you might think the Thunder are in for an easy win with they way they have been playing. Despite their lack of success recently, the Pistons are definitely a team you can't take too lightly, before this most recent losing trend, they rattled off 7 straight wins, and went 11-3 over a 14 game stretch. A pretty nice little stretch indeed, one in which the Thunder where a part of. But the bad news is the Pistons have not lost 4 in a row since 2005, so maybe we're going against a little history there, and then again, maybe we're going to update that little stat to 2008.
The key to tonight's game is Confidence. That may sound like a stupid key to the game, but the Thunder should finally be stepping on the floor tonight with an abundance of confidence after blowing the Jazz out of the building on Wednesday. Its that confidence that is going to lead to the Thunder once again dominating the boards, and hitting a high shooting percentage. Thunder Confidence, plus Piston doubts (from losing streak) has the potential to equal a big win for the Thunder.